On October 26, 2012 around 5:30 pm a hot air balloon operated by "The United States Hot Air Balloon Team" flew extremely low over residential homes while approaching its landing in Doylestown Township, brushing the tops of trees and scaring pets and people. Two dogs escaped through their fences out into the street to flee the oncoming balloon, one of those dogs was struck and killed by a car.
The area is congested with very little open space for balloon landings and they should not be allowed. By prohibiting them from landing in the township, they will not be allowed to fly under 1,000 feet in altitude according to FAA regulations. Prohibited Zones are commonly used around the country by landowners and municipalities to prevent injury, property damage and fatalities.