KRQE-TV.com - by Bill Diven - ALBUQUERQUE - 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. More