Woman seriously hurt in hot air balloon crash near Las Vegas

A hot air balloon made a hard landing near Las Vegas on Thursday, seriously injuring a woman, police said.

The balloon crashed around 9:30 a.m. in Goodsprings, Nev., Las Vegas Police Sgt. Jeff Dean told local Fox affiliate KVVU.

“We believe that the hot air balloon had to come in to make a landing,” Dean said. “They were not very high up.”

Two people were ejected from the basket after the balloon made the landing. Nine passengers were aboard at the time of the incident and one woman sustained serious injuries, but is expected to survive.

The other passengers were either treated at the scene or taken to local hospitals with minor injuries, KVVU reported.

An investigation is underway to determine what caused the crash.

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