Hot Air Balloon Plunges Into Icy Water in Utah During Scary Landing Caught on Camera

The pilot said a temperature changed cause the balloon to drop, forcing him to land in icy waters. Everyone on board made it out of the basket safely.

A Utah hot air balloon ride took a scary turn when the basket plunged into icy waters. Photojournalist Matt Newey was on board with his girlfriend and captured every moment of the scary ordeal on camera.

“It’s getting pretty windy,” the pilot said as the balloon approached the shore. Then, it hit the water and the basket quickly began filling up.

“Because of a temperature change, the balloon started to drop, and I couldn't recover it in time before we ended up landing in the water and getting dragged,” the pilot said.

Help arrived as the passengers climbed out of the wet basket and warmed up.