Hot-Air Balloon Carrying Married Couple Lands in Elementary School Parking Lot

Talk about a wedding surprise.

Hundreds of feet up in the air, one couple had happily tied the knot when the hot air balloon they were inside was forced to make an unscheduled landing in Rancho Penasquitos.

The balloon landed around 7:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Sunset Hills Elementary School near Black Mountain Road.

Alex and Elena told NBC 7, the situation was surprising but they would do it all over again.

“We want to do it every year for our anniversary,” Elena said.

No one was injured in the landing and the pilot declined to comment.

The newly wed couple told NBC 7 that the landing may have been unscheduled but it was “very smooth”.

But they said they definitely were not planning on landing in a parking lot. Elena says now they just want to continue celebrating their marriage.

“We want to drink more champagne and celebrate,” Elena said.

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