Two of the eleven bodies being removed from scene of fatal Carterton hot air balloon crash

Saturday 7 January 2012, 6:30PM
By New Zealand Police


Two of the eleven bodies are currently being removed from the scene of the fatal hot air balloon crash in Somerset Road, Carterton which occurred shortly before 7:30am this morning.

Wairarapa Area Commander Inspector Brent Register says the two bodies are being taken to Wellington Hospital's mortuary. The other nine bodies will remain at the scene overnight.

No further media updates are expected to be released this evening. A further media release and details of any further media conferences tomorrow will be finalised tomorrow morning.