Hot-Air Balloon Lands on Marietta Football Field

10:33 AM, Oct 29, 2013   |    comments
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MARIETTA (WXIA) -- A hot-air balloon got plenty of attention this past weekend when it floated onto the edge of the football field at Lassiter High School.

Jeff Robey, a parent of one of the players, tells 11Alive's Duffie Dixon the youth football league game was stopped due to a player injury at the time so none of the kids were injured. Both teams were off the field during the balloon landing.

The balloon was connected with the hot-air balloon event going on at Kennesaw State University.

The pilot tells 11Alive News as a proactive measure he elected to make a landing on the cleared field when the winds picked up aloft. The balloon and passengers landed safely.

The Cobb County Fire Department just happened to be on the scene treating the injured player.

Once the balloon was off the field, the game between the Chattahoochee and Lassiter fourth grade teams resumed.

The injured player suffered a broken arm during a tackle.

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