Multiple deaths in hot air balloon crash

Saturday 7 January 2012, 1:04PM
By New Zealand Police


Multiple fatalities have been confirmed in the crash of a hot air balloon at Clareville, near Carterton, in the Wairarapa, this morning.

First reports were received by Police at 0726.

Wellington District Communications Manager Victoria Davis is on her way to the scene and will issue a further media release as more information becomes available.

Initial inquiries to Stephen Matthews, Public Affairs Group, Police National Headquarters 027 234 8270