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10/08/2012: Power line alert issued to aviators

Electricity North West has issued a renewed warning to aviators to avoid overhead power lines after a recent incident.

On Wednesday evening, a hot air balloon carrying 17 passengers, collided with an 11,000 volt power line in North Yorkshire, luckily everyone escaped unscathed.

With summer well under way Electricity North West is encouraging people to be aware of the dangers of getting too close to overhead electricity lines as more people enjoy the great outdoors.

“We should all enjoy those rare warmer days and be outside, but people need to be aware of the serious and sometimes fatal dangers of overhead electricity lines,” said, Vincent Cranny, head of health, safety and environment for Electricity North West.

“Electricity North West is committed to achieving the highest standards of safety for our customers and we fervently advise all aviators to make sure they know where overhead lines are situated before departure.”

For more information please visit our ‘Safety and Incident Reporting’ section on our website at www.enwl.co.uk or call us on 0800 195 4141.

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