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Nine rushed to hospital in Hunter Valley hot air balloon crash in New South Wales

  • A hot air balloon crash has left nine people injured in New South Wales
  • The balloon operated by Balloon Safaris, came down in Hunter Valley
  • The injuries included spinal and broken bones but there were no fatalities 

A hot air balloon crash has left nine people injured in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales.

The balloon, operated by Balloon Safaris, came down at about 8am, according to NSW Ambulance.

Nine people were rushed from the scene to Cessnock Hospital with injuries including spinal and broken bones.

A hot air balloon crash has left nine people injured in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Nine people were rushed from the scene to Cessnock Hospital with injuries including spinal and broken bones

Nine people were rushed from the scene to Cessnock Hospital with injuries including spinal and broken bones

Two of the injured were transferred to the John Hunter Hospital for further treatment.

The injuries were ‘not life-threatening’ and there were ‘no fatalities’, a NSW Ambulance spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia. 

The balloon came down at the corner of Macdonald Road and Broke Road in Pokolbin.     

Balloon Safari director Michael Scaife said the company took three people to hospital as a precautionary measure with ‘minor injuries’.

Police from Hunter Valley Police District have commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has been notified. 

The balloon came down at the corner of Macdonald Road and Broke Road in Pokolbin

The balloon came down at the corner of Macdonald Road and Broke Road in Pokolbin

Police and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau will be investigating the crash 

Police and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau will be investigating the crash 

 

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