San Diego Couple gets engaged on hot air balloon, then winds won’t let them land


Gavin Lodge proposed to his girlfriend of two years, Katrina Smith, on Saturday. She said yes! But, then the winds came.

#BREAKING: Here's video of a hot air balloon about to crash land in Mira Mesa. Credit: Agnes Chatman.

Posted by NBC 7 San Diego on Saturday, September 23, 2017

The balloon was supposed to land shortly after the proposal but high winds prevented that for about an hour – during which time the balloon they were in flew over residential neighborhoods, scraping roofs.

Eventually, the pilot was able to land the balloon without any injuries. Lodge told NBC 7 the ride was a memorable one.

“This is like the best engagement ever, very memorable once-in-a-lifetime experience made for a fantastic day,” he said.