A mother and her 3-year-old son were killed when the hot air balloon they were riding crashed to the ground, reports said. The incident happened last Tuesday at the Majiagou Eco-tourism Scenic Spot in East China’s Shandong province.
According to reports, at some point the balloon broke away from its tether holding it to the ground and flew into the sky before it crashed down to the ground, killing the 31-year-old woman and her child.
The ride is supposed to allow tourists to reach heights of roughly 160 feet and tethered to the ground. According to the South China Morning Post, five people have been taken into custody in connection to the incident.