The Courier-Mail

Bal­loon in emer­gency

- Incidents · Gold Coast · Carrara

A HOT-AIR bal­loon was forced to land on a Gold Coast street yesterday, alarm­ing res­i­dents and sev­eral Asian tourists who were on board.

The emer­gency land­ing took place in the car park of the com­mu­nity health build­ing on Chisholm Rd, Car­rara, about 7am.

“There were about 20 peo­ple in the bas­ket, about six or eight of them were chil­dren,” said Klaas Meekel, 60, was be­ing treated at the cen­tre when he saw the bal­loon drop.

Bal­loon Aloft Gold Coast owner Bern­hard Weibel said no one was in­jured.

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