- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol says no one was injured when a hot air balloon carrying 20 people made an emergency landing on an Interstate 4 entrance ramp near Orlando.

In a news release, Sgt. Kim Montes said 55-year-old pilot Patrick Schmitt told troopers the craft was blown off course by high winds Friday morning. It landed on the entrance ramp around 8:15 a.m.

Montes says there were no crashes on the highway when the balloon made the emergency landing.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

No further details were immediately available.

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