Video: Panda Hot Air Balloon Makes Second Unexpected Landing In 3 Months
What do you say when a hot air balloon that looks like a panda lands on your street?
If you're San Diego resident Doug Kiviat, who videotaped the incident on Saturday, you say, "Wow, it's a panda-shaped balloon."
San Diego's Channel 10 reports that this is the second time in less than three months that the same panda-shaped hot air balloon has landed in an odd place.
The same hot air balloon made an emergency landing just months ago near state Route 56 in Carmel Valley. That landing was also caught on video because it's not every day you see a giant panda balloon in your neighborhood.
This Saturday, Kiviat and his wife Jane were out walking around 7:30 p.m., when they saw the balloon narrowly miss nearby homes, trees and children.
It landed in the middle of an intersection where neighbors scrambled to help. Jane Kiviat told Channel 10, "It was having trouble navigating, so we all started going beneath it and I began to direct it to this open field of grass," she said.
However, according the Kiviat's, Doug said Timothy Chico, the owner of the balloon company Panda-monium of Del Mar, told them they meant to land where they did and that it was a "science experiment."