SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -- A hot air balloon landed in the parking lot at the Spokane Valley mall Wednesday afternoon.

Officials tell us the people inside the balloon did not think they would make their original destination, so they made a controlled landing in an empty spot in the mall parking lot. The balloon was cleared from the parking lot soon after it landed around 3:30 p.m. A viewer sent KREM 2 News pictures of the incident.

Rick Hayward

No one was hurt and the balloon landed safely.