- Associated Press - Thursday, August 11, 2016

CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) - Officials say the pilot of a hot air balloon that made an emergency landing on a New Hampshire playground complied with federal regulations.

The Eagle-Times (https://bit.ly/2b7NVU2 ) reports that Claremont’s airport manager says the pilot was in full compliance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations when the balloon landed in the city on Monday.

Police say it happened that morning after the balloon operator attempted to land at the municipal airport. Bluff Elementary Principal Michael Lansing says the balloon had apparently become stalled by idle winds and was given permission to land on the playground.

Officials say the state Bureau of Aeronautics said Tuesday the balloon had the right of way to travel under FAA regulations.

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Information from: Eagle Times, https://www.eagletimes.com

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