The balloon crashed into rocks. Pic Hartbeespoort Emergency Rescue Unit
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Mother-of-two Susan Astle suffered severe head injuries when she was thrown from the basket of the balloon as it hit some rocks.
A British mother-of-two has been killed in a hot air balloon crash after what has been described as a “freak” change in weather conditions.
Susan Astle reportedly suffered severe head injuries after she was thrown from the basket of the balloon as it passed over a mountain to land in Mooinooi in South Africa.
The 48-year-old, who was with her husband and two sons at the time, was taken to a nearby hospital in a critical condition, but died from her injuries.
Bill Harrop, who owns the company which organised the trip, told Sky News the balloon was forced to land after it was swept up in sudden high winds.