DENVER
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Balloon Boy Rescue Team Destroyed Family's Wheat Crop (VIDEO)

TMZ is reporting that a family's livelihood may have been destroyed when rescuers trampled a wheat field while chasing the balloon thought to be carrying 6-year-old Falcon Heene. The family told TMZ that they will now have to wait another 2 years to harvest another crop.

It's unclear as of yet how much the rescue operation will cost taxpayers, but the AP reports on the cost of the helicopter:

Capt. Troy Brown said the Black Hawk helicopter was in the air for nearly three hours, and the Kiowa helicopter was airborne for about one hour. The Black Hawk costs about $4,600 an hour to fly, and the Kiowa is $700 an hour, Brown said.


Watch the balloon land over a Colorado corn field.