Love WAS in the air: Man proposes to his girlfriend on romantic hot air balloon ride moments before it CRASHES into a tree – but did she say yes?
- A hot air balloon had to be cut from a tree after a crash landing this morning
- Up to 10 passengers were in the craft for the early morning flight at the time
- No one was injured after the crash but it is understood the balloon was destroyed
A romantic proposal ended in disaster on Friday morning after a hot air balloon carrying the lucky couple crash landed into a tree.
The disastrous flight saw the Triple M branded balloon become wedged in a tree near a reserve in Melbourne’s Eltham at 7.30am after it ran low on fuel.
Up to 10 people were in the craft at the time but no one was injured in the crash, a Country Fire Authority spokesman said.
Emma Govan and Brendan O’Loughlin (pictured) had just got engaged when the hot balloon crashed into a tree on Friday morning
One of the passengers, Brendan O’Loughlin, 29, had just asked his girlfriend Emma Govan, 30, to marry him when the balloon came crashing down.
Despite the rough landing, she still said yes.
‘I can’t wipe the smile off my face,’ she told The Herald Sun.
‘It’s going to be one to remember.’
Two others couples got engaged during the flight.
‘It must be a popular thing to do,’ Mr O’Loughlin told ABC.
The balloon was taken off course as the wind kept changing direction, Ms Govan said, which was why the landed in the tight spot.
Commercial ballooning industry spokesman Damian Crock told the Daily Mail the balloon landed safely and it was only the fabric that was caught in the tree.
However, emergency service crews were forced to use a chainsaw to chop the balloon free, ultimately destroying it.
The Daily Mail has contacted the balloon company for comment.
Up to 10 people were in the craft at the time but no one was injured in the crash, a Country Fire Authority spokesman said
The disastrous flight saw the balloon become wedged in a tree near a reserve in Melbourne’s Eltham at 7.30am (pictured)