Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A hot air balloon made a lucky emergency landing in the middle of a California neighborhood, managing to avoid surrounding structures by a matter of feet.
The Murrieta Police Department said "poor weather and windy conditions" forced the balloon pilot to make an emergency landing Thursday morning in The Colony, a residential community in Murrieta.
A photo shared by the department shows the balloon landed mere feet away from a house.
The pilot said he had some help from witnesses on the ground.
Police said there were no injuries or property damage from the landing.