Two injured when hot air balloon lands heavily near Temora, NSW

Two passengers have been hospitalised after a hot air balloon landed heavily in a paddock in the state’s south this morning, NSW Police say.

Emergency services were called to a paddock on Tara-Bectric Road, at Bectric, about 30km south east of Temora, about 9.15am (Monday 11 June 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. Their injures are not considered life-threatening.

The pilot and a third passenger were uninjured.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has been notified.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers.

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