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Video: Hot air balloon's fiery crash

ABC News - Federal authorities are investigating a hot air balloon crash into power lines Saturday in Massachusetts, an accident that sparked a pair of powerful explosions and injured five people.

Six people were on board the balloon, named Raspberry Ripple, including a grandmother. The operator was attempting to land in a residential area in Clinton, Worcester County, when the balloon struck the power lines around 7:40 p.m. Two of the passengers sustained severe burns, authorities said. The Federal Aviation Administration was investigating what went wrong.

Moments before the crash, the passengers seemed unconcerned, waving and talking to people below. But the balloon wasnt flying high enough. The balloons impact with the power lines sent sparks flying -- two big explosions, leaving bystanders terrified.

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