Nine people injured in hot air balloon crash in NSW

Nine people have been injured after hot air balloon crashed in the New South Wales Hunter Valley.

Police have confirmed the aircraft, operated by Balloon Safaris, came down on McDonalds Road in Pokolbin around 8:30am on Friday.

Nine people were taken to Cessnock Hospital. Two have since been taken to John Hunter Hospital for further treatment.


They suffered a range of injuries from potential broken bones to suspected spinal injuries.

Police from Hunter Valley Police District have commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has been notified.