Hot air balloon crashes after couple gets engaged on board

Jessi Watts Day
Jessi Watts and her mother, Dana, peer over the side of a hot air balloon piloted by Mike Wahl on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2015 at Banks-Caddell Elementary School in Decatur, Ala. Banks-Caddell Elementary, where Dana, teaches, raised more than $2,000 for Rett syndrome research. Jessi was diagnosed with Rett syndrome about two years ago. (John Godbey /The Decatur Daily via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — A romantic moment aboard a hot air balloon nearly ended in tragedy when the balloon crashed just moments after a couple got engaged on board.

Christine Peters had just said yes to Stephen Peters’ proposal in the sky near Edmonton, Alberta, in Canada on Saturday. She tells CTV Edmonton that the balloon then quickly began falling out of the sky and the pilot told the 10 passengers aboard to brace themselves.

Peters says the balloon landed in a tree. The pilot was able to free it for a bit before hitting another tree and then the ground. Peters says it dragged for another 100 to 200 feet before finally coming to a stop. No one was hurt.

Martin tells CTV the crash has given him an “awesome” proposal story.