One tourist killed, 12 injured in air balloon crash in Egypt

05 January, 2018, 12:27 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • One Tourist Killed, Several Injured In Luxor Hot Air Balloon Crash

A hot air balloon carrying foreign tourists crashed today in Egypts ancient city of Luxor, killing a South African tourist and injuring 12 others.

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Officials said the pilot lost control after strong winds forced the balloon off course around 45 minutes into the flight.

No British citizens were involved, the UK Foreign Office said.

The balloon was carrying 20 people at the time of the accident.

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The health ministry identified the dead person as a 36-year-old woman.

In 2016, Egypt temporarily halted balloon flights after 22 Chinese tourists suffered minor injuries in a crash landing. The injured included tourists from Spain, South Africa and Argentina.

At least 19 tourists were killed in 2013 when the balloon in which they were travelling caught fire in Luxor.

Hot air balloon crashes have occurred in the region before.

A fact-finding committee later found that the accident was probably caused by a gas leak near the burner, sparking a blaze that spread throughout the balloon.

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