Watch the moment a hot air balloon floats just metres above Tesco March car park in Hostmoor Avenue

PUBLISHED: 10:50 15 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:50 15 January 2018

Police rescue pilot from 'bumpy landing' after hot air balloon floats over Tesco car park in Hostmoor Avenue, March.

Police rescue pilot from 'bumpy landing' after hot air balloon floats over Tesco car park in Hostmoor Avenue, March.

Archant

Shoppers were left stunned when a hot air balloon floated over the car park of Tesco in March.

Police rescue pilot from 'bumpy landing' after hot air balloon floats over Tesco car park in Hostmoor Avenue, March. Photo: Phil BrownPolice rescue pilot from 'bumpy landing' after hot air balloon floats over Tesco car park in Hostmoor Avenue, March. Photo: Phil Brown

In a video posted on social media, the balloon can be seen flying over cars and people’s heads just meters from the supermarket on Hostmoor Avenue.

Police were soon called to the scene to rescue the pilot who was coming to ‘a bumpy landing’ when he lost control.

“Officers were made aware of two balloons decreasing in height and coming to a bumpy landing over Hostmoor Avenue, March yesterday (Sunday January 14),” said a police spokesman.

This hot air balloon floated over Tesco car park in March before landing in Hostmoor Avenue.This hot air balloon floated over Tesco car park in March before landing in Hostmoor Avenue.

“On arrival PCSOs located the pilot and helped him gain control of the balloon enabling his passengers to disembark.

“The rescue truck soon arrived and staff were on hand to load the balloon into the truck.

“Special thanks must go to the group of local youths who ran to the help of the pilot and tried to steady the basket before the police arrived.”

Police rescue pilot from 'bumpy landing' after hot air balloon floats over Tesco car park in Hostmoor Avenue, March. Photo: Gemma JudePolice rescue pilot from 'bumpy landing' after hot air balloon floats over Tesco car park in Hostmoor Avenue, March. Photo: Gemma Jude

An eyewitness said: “Wondered why my dog was barking, they were literally above my head. I had to run to get my phone.”

A second witness said that the hot air balloon landed near Cobblestones restaurant in a field.

More news stories

12:21

Councillor Julie Windle has been elected mayor of Whittlesey at the town’s annual council meeting and will replace Councillor Ralph Butcher.

09:58

A March man who was born with no eyes has been called a ‘merman’ by organisers of a fundraising swimming competition after he scooped first place.

Yesterday, 17:18

A teenage learner driver from March says an accident on the A47 involving the car in which she was being taught to drive and a lorry, won’t put her off passing her test.

Yesterday, 10:12

Bodycam evidence from police helped to jail a man who left his partner with serious injuries during a nightime attack.

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter