WATCH: Video of the World View balloon explosion - Tucson News Now

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WATCH: Video of the World View balloon explosion

(Source: Arizona Daily Independent) (Source: Arizona Daily Independent)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tucson News Now has obtained video of the World View balloon explosion that happened Tuesday afternoon.

The video, provided by the Arizona Daily Independent, shows the moment the high-altitude balloon tore apart and sent a fireball into the sky.

According to ADI, the balloon was filled with hydrogen. 

World View released the following statement Thursday.

"Sincere apologies for the inconvenience in Tucson on Tuesday with the ground test incident," the company said in a tweet. "A little shook up, but no injuries. We have initiated an investigation to make sure it doesn’t happen again."

Several Tucson News Now viewers said they heard a loud boom, saw white smoke and felt the ground shake around 12:45 p.m.

The aerospace and space tourism company confirmed two employees were treated for ringing in their ears and damage was reported by residents and businesses in the area.

The company said they have received three reports of "local minor damage (some shaken ceiling tiles, cracked windows, and shaken side paneling)." They are putting out an email address to make sure people who may have suffered damage from the blast can contact their office. Send a message to "community@worldview.space" if you may have been impacted by the explosion.

Read more about Tuesday's incident HERE.

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