Hot-air balloon accident in Hunter Valley injures six people

Balloon Safaris blames wind speed for accident that left four in hospital, including woman with suspected spinal injuries

A hot-air balloon that crashed in the New South Wales Hunter Valley with 15 people onboard has left four people in hospital, including a young woman with suspected spinal injuries.The balloon’s basket made a hard landing, tipped sideways and was dragged a number of metres at Greta, about 21km from Cessnock, on Saturday morning.Balloon Safaris has blamed a quicker than expected shift in wind speed for the accident, saying conditions were calm in the morning when four hot-air balloons took off ...