Egypt hot air balloon crash

Hot Air Balloon:

As I turn up to the news I can’t help but write a post on this tragedy.
An Egypt hot air balloon has just crashed killing 19 tourists from China, Japan, France and England.

Hot Air Balloon

A hot air balloon carrying 20 tourists crashed in the Egyptian town of Luxor Photo: Alamy

An official told the Associated Press news agency that there was a fire and an explosion and that the balloon then plunged from the sky and crashed into sugar cane fields west of Luxor, which is 320 miles south of Cairo, the Egyptian capital

Britons are reportedly among those killed in the crash, along with tourists from Hong Kong, Japan, Belgium, France and Egypt.

NBC news has reported that Two British were among those killed, with nine Chinese citizens from Hong Kong, four Japanese, two French and two unidentified.

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Source: The Telegraph

Hot Air Balloon accidents are hopefully still less common than car accidents…

Hot Air Balloon

Apparently that is not the first time a hot air balloon crashes in Luxor, Egypt…
Very scary! The tourists in this video got lucky.

Hot air balloon crash in Luxor, Egypt on 2011-10-19

What should be the wonderful final of a magnificent holiday ends as a balloon crash in the Nile and a hard confrontation with a boat.

Michel Gerard

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