Hot air balloon crashes in Queenstown

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A hot air balloon has crashed into a house in New Zealand's Queenstown tourist district, injuring 11 people.

The balloon came down on Morven Ferry Road, just outside of Arrowtown around 10am on Friday morning (NZST).

A police spokeswoman told AAP that one person sustained serious injuries, one moderate injuries, with nine sustaining minor injuries.

The NZ Herald reports the rainbow-coloured balloon has landed on a residential property after hitting power lines.

Readings from NZ weather forecasters MetService suggests a relatively still day, with maximum gusts of 24kmph.

Police, ambulance and fire services are all on the scene, as well as the civil aviation authority and transport accident commission.

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