Celebrations briefly turned to screams at a hot air balloon festival in Missouri when one of the balloons made a hard landing in the middle of a crowd.

Several people were knocked to the ground by the basket of a hot air balloon as it tried to land Saturday night at the festival, part of the city of Hannibal’s bicentennial celebrations.

The Hannibal Bicentennial Celebration committee says one little girl suffered minor injuries from the incident.

One man said his mother was knocked and suffered a cut to her hand but is otherwise OK.

A firetruck and ambulance were on scene.

The event continued as planned.