Hot-Air Balloon Makes Emergency Landing In Huntley After Woman Passes Out

WBBM Newsradio Staff
July 08, 2020 - 2:06 pm
Hot Air Balloon

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A hot-air balloon had to make an emergency landing near northwest suburban Huntley early Wednesday after a passenger lost consciousness.

According to the Daily Herald, an 80-year-old woman passed out during an early morning hot air balloon ride over Huntley, causing the pilot to make an emergency landing. The ballon landed near the intersection of Ackman and Haligus roads at about 7:15 a.m.

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A hot air balloon landed on a Huntley residential street July 8, 2020, after someone onboard had a medical emergency.
Huntley Fire Protection District

Huntley is 48 miles northwest of Chicago. 

Huntley Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Al Schlick told the Daily Herald the woman had regained consciousness by the time an ambulance arrived.

The woman was transported to Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital. Schlick said her condition was nonlife-threatening. Her identity was not released.

It's unknown how many people were aboard the balloon at the time.