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  1. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Relatives identify Hong Kong balloon crash victims in Egypt

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 03:19pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter Six out of nine deceased identified by their relatives without need for DNA testing Six of the nine Hong Kong victims of the Luxor balloon crash have been identified by their relatives, a Hong Kong police officer said in Cairo on Friday. Tuesday’s balloon crash at near the Egyptian city of Luxor, the country’s ancient capital and a major tourist attraction, killed 19 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1166255/six-nine-luxor-balloon-crash-victims-identified
  2. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Egypt blaze tragedy balloon 'was in appalling condition'

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip andLana Lam

    ... balloon 'was in appalling condition' Blaze balloon 'in appalling condition' The hot-air balloon that erupted in a fireball over Egypt killing 19 people- nine of them from Hong ... for the ancient Egyptian capital, told Xinhua: "The initial findings of the investigation show there is no criminal suspicion. But the balloon was in an appalling condition before take-off." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1160642/egypt-blaze-tragedy-balloon-was-appalling-condition-fatal-flight
  3. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Names of Hong Kong victims in Egypt balloon tragedy released

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 11:50am by Ernest Kao

    ... and the pilot on board the vessel, operated by a company called Sky Cruise, were only moments from landing after a breathtaking aerial tour of the capital of ancient Egypt when tragedy struck. ... they were travelling on as part of a sightseeing tour in Egypt’s fabled city of Luxor was set on fire from a suspected gas explosion. The balloon then crashed into a sugar cane field.   The bodies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1159666/names-hong-kong-balloon-tragedy-victims-released
  4. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Nine Hongkongers killed in Egypt's Luxor balloon tragedy

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam, Cheung Chi Fai and Phila Siu

    ... moments from landing after a breathtaking aerial tour of the capital of ancient Egypt when tragedy struck. Nineteen tourists were killed. The Hongkongers among them were four men and five women, ... officers will accompany 10 family members to Luxor today. A government spokesman said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would send a five-member team and a deputy director-general to Egypt. Chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1159390/nine-hongkongers-among-19-tourists-killed-hot-air-balloon-tragedy
  5. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Death in Egypt stuns teachers and pupils at therapist's school

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Special-needs school calls in counsellors and alerts parents after children's trainer and her husband are named among the victims Death in egypt stuns therapist's ... in Egypt's balloon disaster. Eleni Kwan Pui-man, 37, and her husband, Siu Chi-man, also 37, were among the nine Hongkongers who died in the accident that killed 19 tourists on Tuesday. Kwan had been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1160636/death-egypt-stuns-teachers-and-pupils-therapists-school
  6. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Egypt's hot-air pilots trained and licensed

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Chow Chung-Yan, Stuart Lau and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... Chow Chung-yan, Stuart Lau and Cheung Chi-fai Hot-air pilots are trained and licensed Egypt's hot-air-balloon pilots must receive adequate training to navigate and control ... procedures, including for fire in the air, according to Egypt's aviation watchdog. A manager from Magic Horizon Balloons Luxor, one of eight companies holding balloon tours over the city, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1159380/egypts-hot-air-pilots-trained-and-licensed
  7. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT BALLOON TRAGEDY

    No insurance for most Hongkongers killed in Egypt hot-air balloon disaster

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Joshua But and Phila Siu

    ... Cheung Chi-fai, Joshua But and Phila Siu Compensation will be limited to a humanitarian payment to fly their bodies back to Hong Kong 6 victims had no insurancecover for a balloon trip Six balloon crash victims had bought travel insurance from China Merch ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1160639/no-insurance-most-hongkongers-killed-egypt-hot-air-balloon-disaster
  8. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Balloon tragedy latest in long line for Hong Kong tourists

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Once again, tragedy befalls HK tourists Yesterday's ballooning tragedy was not the first fatal accident involving Hong Kong tourists in Egypt and other ... of the deadliest incidents involving Hong Kong tourists. Because of continuing civil unrest and demonstrations in Egypt, the Hong Kong government has maintained a red alert- the second-highest warning- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1159381/balloon-tragedy-latest-long-line-hong-kong-tourists
  9. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Pilot received the all-clear just weeks before disaster

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... licence renewed only weeks earlier. The head of the Civil Aviation Administration in Egypt, Mohammed Sherif, said at the scene of the crash that Moman Mourad's qualifications were checked ... oldest ballooning companies, established in 1989, and that it used to be affiliated with Britain's Virgin brand under the name Balloons over Egypt. In the mid-1990s, Hod-hod Soliman Hot Air ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1160634/pilot-received-all-clear-just-weeks-disaster
  10. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Luxor balloon operators compromise safety in fight for customers

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Chow Chung-Yan

    ... considered the highlight of a tour to Luxor- one of the top tourist destinations in Egypt. Most flights are scheduled around the sunrise or sunset hours and are extremely popular with foreign tourists, a manager from SindBad Hot Air Balloons in Luxor said. Competition has intensified in recent years as eight operators battle each other for business. The number of tourists to Egypt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1159379/luxor-balloon-operators-compromise-safety-fight-customers

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