HARDY, Neb. (KKTV) - The drive from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Hardy, Nebraska is more than 700 miles. Tuesday night, deputies in Nebraska met some folks who made that trip, by air, possibly by accident.
"There is a first for everything," the Nuckolls County Sheriff Department wrote on Facebook Wednesday.
The department is reporting they were called to a gas air balloon landing in a field north of Hardy. The pilots told authorities they took off in Albuquerque and had no idea where they had landed.
"They were surprised to find out they were in a field in the middle of Nebraska," the sheriff's office added to its social media post.
There were no injuries.
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is taking place this week. It isn't clear if the balloon may have been part of "America's Challenge 2019." The purpose of the challenge is a distance race for gas balloons. You can track the race by clicking here.