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Luxor Times: Footage at the site of the crashed balloon with a list of the passengers and more details

Luxor Times

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Footage at the site of the crashed balloon with a list of the passengers and more details

Luxor Times reporter was on the site since early morning. our condolences and deep sympathy with the injured and the families and friends of the deceased.

A hot air balloon crash killed 19 people including 1 Egyptian woman.

Below a list from the balloon company with the passengers were on board.

More details and eye witness story plus the videos and pictures of the crash site will be posted later. It has been a long day and not over yet. After the governor visited the site in the morning then the Minister of Civil Aviation arrived in Luxor and visited the site with the governor of Luxor who decided to stop all the hot air balloons trips until further notice. The minister of Tourism decided to form a committee to investigate the cause of the accident. Initial reports says it is a human error. According to a balloon company owner "The pilot should have switched the gas off once the leak started to stop it from exploding but he decided to jump of the balloon."

More details later, got to go to the airport now for another press conference.   

6 Comments:

  • This tragedy has shaken people around the world, but not least all those who know and love Luxor and Hot Air Ballooning. My condolances to all those families concerned.

    I have to say that I find it in very poor taste that the passenger list should be published so soon after such an horrific incident. Surely this should have been a private matter between the company, the authorities - police, embassies, accident investigators etc - and families. There are proper channels for family and loved ones and friends to find out about such things - reading a passenger list clearly showing names and nationalities surely is not the right way to learn.
    I do not consider this good reporting but a breach of confidential information.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 26 February 2013 at 18:41  

  • Insensitive, tasteless and WRONG on so many levels. Many of the families of those concerned may not have been informed of their deaths yet. Sick reporting at it's worst to publish a passenger list showing names at this point.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 26 February 2013 at 18:47  

  • For shame.
    Journalism at it's lowest.

    By Anonymous Tara Conroy, At 26 February 2013 at 20:33  

  • Im sorry but i think its is totally out of line to post a passenger list and to jump to a conclusion ref the pilot and actually put that conclusion in print !!

    By Blogger christine bignall, At 27 February 2013 at 15:21  

  • Im sorry but i think its in very bad taste and totally out of line to be posting the passenger list and jumping to a very bad conclusion ref the pilot of the balloon, then to post that conclusion makes it worse !

    By Blogger christine bignall, At 27 February 2013 at 15:22  

  • Mena you are a real piece of shit who deserves a good beating! I have shown this to my hubby who has friends in Luxor just watch your step as they are disgusted with you! I hope Allah punishes you severely for your insensitive use of this to gloryify yourself!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 28 February 2013 at 12:46  

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