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A hot air balloon has crashed into the backyard of a property in Melbourne‘s south. 

The balloon, which had 13 passengers on board, crashed about 7:20am at Tiuna Grove in Elwood, police said.

Emergency services were called to the scene, but no injuries were reported. 

The balloon is draped across several properties. 

The pilot, who has more than 30-years experience, said he was trying to land at Elwood beach which was only 200 metres away.

‘We had a malfunction with one of the valves in the balloon,’ he told the Today Show. ‘So we were losing a lot of heat. I was trying to take it to the beach only 200 metres away. Just didn’t manage to get there.’

Nicola was walking her dog when she saw the balloon coming down. 

‘It was pretty scary,’ she told 3AW. ‘It looked like it was trying to make it to the beach but it obviously didn’t get there.’

Karen, who lives on Tiuna Grove, heard the landing.

‘I thought it was a garbage man collecting the garbage bins!,’ she explained. ‘Apparently it was their third attempt at landing.’

More to come. 

Source: DailyMail

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