What was planned to be a romantic way to pop the question, turned into an “Awesome” story to tell, according to a couple who’s hot air balloon came crashing down.
Christine Peters, tells CTV News that she has always wanted to go up in a hot air balloon ever since she was a kid. Peters boyfriend took that small dream and tried to make it a reality. Stephen Martin, Peters boyfriend popped the question about 40 feet in the air, peters said yes of course. Then suddenly the hot air balloon started shaking and landed in a tree. “All of a sudden, we’re still 30 or 40 feet up in the air and just the whole thing shakes and you hear like cracking of branches and we’re in a tree,” Peters says. Luckily no one was hurt at all, “Looking at it now,” Martin said, “I’m actually glad we went out because it was kind of like a crazy adventure. Plus, seeing how I proposed to her too, it makes for an awesome story.”
(A previous version of this story included a stock photo depicting a Balloons over Bagan hot-air balloon. A Balloons over Bagan hot-air balloon was not involved in the incident described in the story, and the use of such photo was not intended to imply that one of their hot-air balloon was involved in the incident.)