Arrowtown balloon crash: Farmer describes scene on property

From Checkpoint, 5:06 pm on 9 July 2021

Multiple investigations are underway after a hot air balloon crash landed at a farm near Arrowtown.

Eleven were injured, two of them seriously. The company involved - Sunrise Balloons - has temporarily suspended all commercial flights following the accident and expressed deep upset at what's happened.

It says the balloon was being flown by an experienced pilot and had been in the air for about hour when it came into land at a private airstrip on Morven Ferry Road.

It apparently got caught by a sudden gust of wind sending it off kilter.

It came to a stop on Phillip Bunn's land. He describes to Lisa Owen what happened.