Hot air balloon lands in Melbourne residential street

Residents in Melbourne’s south had an unusual start to Wednesday morning after a hot air balloon landed in trees near an apartment block in Elwood.

Images of the area show the basket caught in the foliage of trees along Tiuna Grove, its canvas resting on a nearby building.

Zoe and Darren Dwojacki were passengers on the hot air balloon that landed on an apartment block in Elwood.Credit:Joe Armao

Elwood local Karen told 3AW radio she heard a “clonk” but thought it was the bin collection truck.

“Thank God it didn’t land on my house,” she said.

“I actually went out … I thought it was the garbage man collecting the garbage bins, but it was actually the balloon,” she said.

The hot air balloon had been spotted flying low in the area before coming down.

State Emergency Service volunteers from Port Phillip are at the area to assist those involved.

Ambulance Victoria paramedics were not required to attend.

More to come.

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