Update: Hot air balloon makes surprise landing in south Norwich

People living in Cringleford were given a shock this evening when a hot air balloon made a surprise landing close to their homes.

The balloon made an unscheduled landing close to Round House Way in Cringleford shortly after 6.30pm, because of a lack of wind.

With 16 passengers aboard the balloon had taken off from a field in nearby Bluebell Road but the pilot decided to make a controlled landing.

The landing was completed safely, less than a mile from the busy Thickthorn roundabout at the top of the A11 and power lines in nearby fields.

The balloon flew very low over the houses in Cringleford and has drew a crowd of interested residents.

Although the balloon landed very close to Round House Way, close to the junction with the A11 Newmarket Road, it did not cause an obstruction to traffic.

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