Six people injured in NSW hot air balloon crash

At least six people are injured. Source Channel 7

At least six people are injured. Source Channel 7

Six people have been injured, two seriously, after a hot air balloon crash this morning near Cessnock, NSW Police say.

At least six people are injured.

Just after 7am (Saturday 13 January 2018), emergency services were called to Camp Road, Greta, about 21km from Cessnock, after a hot air balloon, with 15 people on board, attempted to land but struck a bush.

Initial reports said a 20-year-old passenger was being treated for spinal injuries and an 80-year-woman suffered "multiple fractures".

They were both airlifted to the John Hunter Hospital by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

The other two people only suffered minor cuts and didn't require further treatment, a NSW Ambulance spokesman said.

The Australian Transport Bureau will now be conducting an investigation into the crash.

"Investigators will also obtain any other available information such as any video footage or photos taken at the time of the incident".

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