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Dutch farmer fights with German balloonist on landing

A 49-year-old balloonist from German Rhede was assaulted Saturday night after landing near the Dutch city Tiel.

The 38-year-old owner of the farm had a fight with the German about the landing and told him to “get off my land”. The farmer punched the German balloonist. The German reported the story when the Dutch police arrived.

There is a code for balloonists in the Netherlands since 2005, stating that the farmer on whose land the balloon lands, offer a gift or a fee of 25 Euros.

Photo by Seattle Miles