Iowa Man On Board Hot Air Balloon That Crashed into California Backyard

Jonathan Narcisse was involved in a hot air balloon crash in San Diego, California January 8, 2013. Narcisse ran for Iowa governor against current governor Terry Branstad and Chet. Culver. He was getting married in the hot air balloon at the time of the crash.

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By Ellen Kurt

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An Iowa man's sunset wedding ceremony aboard a hot air balloon got off to a bumpy start when a gust of wind forced the pilot to make a crash landing in the yard of a San Diego home.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesman Maurice Luque says one of the 14 people onboard suffered a minor back injury Monday.

Newlyweds Kerin and Jonathan Narcisse, a former candidate for Iowa governor, told KGTV the gust caught the balloon just after they exchanged their vows, causing it to sway over the Rancho Penasquitos neighborhood.

The landing on a hillside fence behind the house was filmed by a member of the wedding party. Video showed the blue-and-yellow balloon draped over trees near the house afterward.

The couple continued to a reception.

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