Child among two injured in hot air balloon crash

A woman and child have been injured in a hot air balloon landing gone wrong in NSW.

Around 9.15am on Monday, emergency services were called to a paddock on Tara-Bectric Road, at Bectric after reports a hot air balloon had been dragged 50 metres after landing heavily in strong winds.

A 48-year-old woman was treated at the scene by paramedics for leg and facial injuries and a 10-year-old girl was treated for a fractured arm and facial injuries.


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The pair were transported to Temora Hospital, with police confirming their injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.

The pilot and a third passenger managed to escape uninjured.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has been notified.

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