Hot Air Balloon Crashes In Egypt

Posted By Urban News Hour | February 26, 2013

Egyptian rescue workers carry the dead bodies of foreign tourists, near the scene of a balloon crash outside al-Dhabaa village, just west of the city of Luxor, 320 miles south of Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 26, 2013. A hot air balloon flying over Egypt’s ancient city of Luxor caught fire and crashed into a sugar cane field killing at least 18 foreign tourists, a security official said. The casualties included French, British, Belgian, Hungarian, Japanese nationals and nine tourists from Hong Kong, Luxor Governor Ezzat Saad told reporters.

CREDIT: AP Photo/Ibrahim Zayed

Tourists wait their turns to ascend in hot air balloons before sunrise in Luxor, Egypt, in this file photo from Nov. 23, 2012. A hot air balloon flying over Egypt’s ancient city of Luxor caught fire and crashed into a sugar cane field outside al-Dhabaa village, just west of the city of Luxor, 320 miles south of Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 26, 2013.

CREDIT: AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty

Egyptians and Luxor Governor Ezzat Saad, fourth left, inspect the scene of a balloon crash outside al-Dhabaa village, just west of the city of Luxor, 320 miles south of Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 26, 2013.

CREDIT: AP Photo/Ibrahim Zayed

Rescue workers remove a body from the scene of a balloon crash outside al-Dhabaa village, just west of the city of Luxor, 320 miles south of Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 26, 2013.

CREDIT: AP Photo/Hagag Salama

Rescue workers prepare to remove a body from the scene of a balloon crash outside al-Dhabaa village, just west of the city of Luxor, 320 miles south of Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 26, 2013.

CREDIT: AP Photo/Hagag Salama

A victim of a balloon accident is seen in a body bag lying on a dirt road near the scene of a crash outside al-Dhabaa village just west of the city of Luxor, 320 miles south of Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 26, 2013.

CREDIT: AP Photo/Hagag Salama

An Egyptian rescue worker collect remains at the scene of a balloon crash outside al-Dhabaa village, just west of the city of Luxor, 320 miles south of Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 26, 2013.

CREDIT: AP Photo/Ibrahim ZayedCREDIT: AP Photo/Hagag Salama

Tourists ride a hot air balloon before sunrise in Luxor, Egypt in this Nov. 23, 2012 file photo. A hot air balloon flying over Egypt’s ancient city of Luxor caught fire and crashed into a sugar cane field outside al-Dhabaa village, just west of the city of Luxor, 320 miles south of Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 26, 2013.

CREDIT: AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty

Remains near the scene of a balloon crash outside al-Dhabaa village, just west of the city of Luxor, 320 miles south of Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 26, 2013.

CREDIT: AP Photo/Ibrahim Zayed

Egyptians gather at the site of a balloon crash where the remains of the burned gondola are seen, outside al-Dhabaa village, just west of the city of Luxor, 320 miles south of Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 26, 2013.

CREDIT: AP Photo/Hagag Salama

An Egyptian rescue worker collects remains near the scene of a balloon crash outside al-Dhabaa village, just west of the city of Luxor, 320 miles south of Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 26, 2013.

CREDIT: AP Photo/Ibrahim Zayed

An Egyptian rescue worker collects remains near the scene of a balloon crash outside al-Dhabaa village, just west of the city of Luxor, 320 miles south of Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 26, 2013.

CREDIT: AP Photo/Ibrahim Zayed

Luxor Governor Ezzat Saad, center, speaks to reporters in al-Dhabaa village, just west of the city of Luxor, 320 miles south of Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 26, 2013.

CREDIT: AP Photo/Ibrahim Zayed

Egyptian rescue workers collect remains at the scene of a balloon crash outside al-Dhabaa village, just west of the city of Luxor, 320 miles south of Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 26, 2013.

CREDIT: AP Photo/Ibrahim Zayed

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