Pilot lands balloon in carpark

Last updated 19:04 22/12/2013

Relevant offers

Australia

3.3m croc kills man at notorious river in Australia's Northern Territory Mass melee at Maribyrnong car wash after bailed driver loses cool over hold-up Woman critically injured in fall from Sydney balcony Drive-by victim from Melbourne crime family shot in penis Kiwi tradies take on late-night intruder Police search home alleged Claremont serial killer lived in during the 1990s Que Langdon is back in New Zealand Cheap flights to Vietnam: Jetstar to launch direct flights from Australia to Vietnam Mike Baird quits as New South Wales premier Lego crime wave hits Melbourne: Police ask for help to catch brick-obsessed thief

The pilot of a hot air balloon has been praised for his emergency landing in a Melbourne carpark without any of the 10 people aboard being injured.

The balloon came down in the carpark of an apartment building in  the inner suburb of Balaclava on Sunday morning.

Everyone walked out of the balloon without a cut or scratch.

Victoria Police Seargent Barney Wursthorn said the successful emergency landing was a testament to the pilot's skills.

''He's pretty much put the basket down where he wanted to and chosen a parking spot here in the carpark,'' he told reporters at  the scene.

''It's quite a good effort by the pilot.''

He said the pilot had to make a controlled landing after having problems with the wind.

Ad Feedback

- AAP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content