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Hot air balloon crash lands just metres from houses injuring ten people

Two hot air balloons carrying 17 people crash just metres from homes in Melbourne

  • One of the balloons that crash landed was reportedly carrying Chinese tourists 
  • One resident said she heard balloon crash through gum trees at her house
  • The two hot-air balloons crashed about five minutes apart in the city’s east 

Two hot air balloons carrying 17 people have crashed just metres away from houses in Melbourne.

One of balloons was reportedly carrying Chinese tourists and crashed down near properties in Vermont South on Monday morning. 

A resident named Christine said she heard a balloon crash through gum trees and hit her pergola as it crash landed in her backyard.

‘It was the scariest thing. I thought it was an earthquake. I’m still shaking actually,’ she told 3AW.

Two hot air balloons carrying 17 people have crashed just metres away from houses in Melbourne

One of balloons was reportedly carrying Chinese tourists and crashed down near properties in Vermont South on Monday morning

One of balloons was reportedly carrying Chinese tourists and crashed down near properties in Vermont South on Monday morning

‘The balloon is over our fence and everything and into our pool. We’ve now got the police and ambulance … all I could hear is the crashing of the gum trees as it hit the gum trees.’

The two hot-air balloons crashed about five minutes apart in the city’s east.

The first balloon carrying nine people crashed near the intersection of High Street Road and Eastlink in Wantrina South, while the second carrying eight people fell on Terrara Road at Vermont South.

The cause of the crashes is being investigated, and 10 people are reportedly injured but none seriously.

The two hot-air balloons crashed about five minutes apart in the city's east

The two hot-air balloons crashed about five minutes apart in the city’s east

Roads have reportedly been affected by the crashes, with citybound traffic very heavy heading towards Melbourne.

Pictures of one of the balloons and its basket strewn over a backyard have been shared to social media.

One of the balloons featured the branding of radio station Nova. 

Operator Global Ballooning said everyone in the two baskets landed safely. 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Global Ballooning director Kiff Saunders – who was on one of the hot air balloon flights – for comment. 

One resident, Christine, said she heard a balloon crash through gum trees and hit her pergola

One resident, Christine, said she heard a balloon crash through gum trees and hit her pergola



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