Women hurt in bal­loon crash

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - NEWS NATION -

AN EL­DERLY woman suf­fered frac­tures and another woman was left with spinal in­juries af­ter a hot-air bal­loon crashed on land­ing near New­cas­tle on Satur­day.

They were among 15 peo­ple on board the bal­loon that po­lice said tipped over when it hit a bush dur­ing a heavy land­ing just af­ter 7am at Greta, 21km north of Cess­nock.

Po­lice said the two women were among six peo­ple in­jured in the crash. Four oth­ers suf­fered mi­nor in­juries.

It is un­der­stood a num­ber of bal­loons were try­ing to land at the same time.

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