Pilot lands balloon in carpark

Last updated 19:04 22/12/2013

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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.

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