Russian girl is carried for SEVEN MILES in a hot air balloon after it takes off ...

An 11-year-old girl somehow survived after she was carried alone in a hot air balloon for seven miles - sparking a major emergency in Crimea.

The child had gone for a ride with her parents, another adult and an instructor.

But the balloon hit the ground and all passengers except the girl fell out of the basket before it rose in the air again.

A hot air balloon carried an 11-year-old girl for seven-and-a-half miles after it crashed and threw her parents and the instructor out in Crimea

 A hot air balloon carried an 11-year-old girl for seven-and-a-half miles after it crashed and threw her parents and the instructor out in Crimea

The family, tourists from the Russian city of Samara, had gone for a balloon ride at popular resort Feodosia in Crimea, a peninsula annexed by Russia from Ukraine in 2014

The family, tourists from the Russian city of Samara, had gone for a balloon ride at popular resort Feodosia in Crimea, a peninsula annexed by Russia from Ukraine in 2014

After the balloon crashed, it threw everyone out apart from the 11-year-old girl, who was alone in it as it rose in the air again

After the balloon crashed, it threw everyone out apart from the 11-year-old girl, who was alone in it as it rose in the air again

It was flying towards the Black Sea, sparking a major alert with a rescue speed boat dispatched and helicopters on standby.

The balloon flew up to seven-and-a-half miles before crash landing on a henhouse, say reports from Crimea.

The unnamed girl was 'not injured', say reports, but a video has emerged showing her being reunited with her father.

Local resident Irina Leskovets was at the scene moments after the girl crashed 'safely' on the henhouse.

'We heard the sound of metal, some sort of bump,' she said.

'We rushed outside, the children said something had fallen down - a balloon.

'I did not realise there could be people, but when we ran there there was a girl in a basket.

'We pulled her out, she was scared, shivering and all pale. We took her home, gave her some water and calmed her down.'

She added: 'We rang her parents straight away and told them she was alive.'

The balloon flew towards the Black Sea but crashed again on to a henhouse and the girl was found 'scared, shivering and all pale'

The balloon flew towards the

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