ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The 42nd Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta floated into history Sunday with the farewell mass ascension of its nine-day run.
While winds blew out some events during the Fiesta, breezes Sunday morning were light enough to allow pilots a last flight.
It's not known if the wind had picked up enough later in the morning to contribute to what witnesses called a difficult landing that injured a passenger. Rio Rancho police report a balloon was attempting to land near the 500 block of Quantum Road shortly before 9 a.m. when the gondola dragged into a curb.
That tipped the basket and resulted in a leg injury to a passenger. Police said the 68-year-old man was taken to Rust Medical Center for treatment.
His identity and medical condition have not yet been released.
KRQE News 13 will have more on the Balloon Fiesta and the day's events on KRQE News 13 at 5:30 and 10 p.m.
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