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Two women severely injured and four others hurt after hot air balloon crash lands minutes after take-off

  • Multiple people have suffered various injuries after a hot air balloon incident 
  • The balloon hit the ground hard on Campe Road at Greta , 20km from Cessnock
  • Fifteen people were on board at the time and six have been injured, police say 
  • Four people have suffered minor injuries, with two others serious but stable

Multiple people have suffered various injuries after a hot air balloon incident in the NSW Hunter Valley. 

A sudden wind change caused the balloon crashed into the ground on Campe Road at Greta, 20km from Cessnock around 7am on Saturday morning.  

A police spokesperson told Celebrity Rave Australia 15 people were on board at the time of the incident and six have been injured. 

Multiple people have suffered various injuries after a hot air balloon incident

Multiple people have suffered various injuries after a hot air balloon incident

The balloon hit the ground hard on Campe Road at Greta , 20km from Cessnock

The balloon hit the ground hard on Campe Road at Greta , 20km from Cessnock

Fifteen people were on board at the time and six have been injured, police say

Fifteen people were on board at the time and six have been injured, police say

Four people are understood to have suffered minor injuries, with two others serious but stable.

A 20-year-old woman is suspected to have injured her spinal cord and an 80-year-old woman has multiple fractures.

Due to the four-wheel drive access only, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to the location.  

Police say an investigation into the incident will be led by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. 

Four people have suffered minor injuries, with two others serious but in a stable condition

Four people have suffered minor injuries, with two others serious but in a stable condition

 

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