Hot air balloon accident in Temora

A heavily landed hot-air balloon near Temora on Monday morning has left a woman and a 10-year-old girl in hospital.

According to Temora police two passengers have been hospitalised after a hot air balloon landed heavily in a paddock in the state’s south on Monday morning.

Emergency services were called to a paddock on Tara-Bectric Road, at Bectric, about 30km south east of Temora, about 9.15am on Monday June 11, 2018, responding to reports a hot air balloon had been dragged for approximately 50 metres after landing heavily in strong winds.

A 48-year-old woman was treated for leg and facial injuries and a 10-year-old girl was treated for a fractured arm and facial injuries.

Both were transported to Temora Hospital. Emergency service officers indicated their injures were not considered life-threatening.

The pilot and a third passenger were uninjured during the landing.

Police said the Australian Transport Safety Bureau has been notified.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/

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