Wednesday, 27th February 2013
19 TOURISTS KILLED IN HOT AIR BALLOON DISASTER IN EGYPT – In what can only be described as the most harrowing of experiences, a number of tourists, have died after the hot air balloon they were riding in caught fire, sending the occupants in the basket, plummeting to their deaths.
The video above was captured by a person in another hot air balloon, which captures the whole terrible experience on camera.
The hot air balloon was approximately 1,000ft in the air and above the Valley of the Kings, providing a bird’s eye view of the tourist attraction when tragedy struck.
It is reported that hot air balloon exploded after it struck a power line. Witness said that a number of people tried jumping from the hot air balloon at 300ft as it plummeted to the ground.
Egyptian officials are now investing the crash in full.