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  1. News - Hong Kong - BALLOON DISASTER

    Hong Kong aviation officials left out of Egypt crash probe

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com HK aviation officials left out of Egypt crash probe Egyptian authorities have turned down a request from the Hong Kong government to help investigate the hot-air balloon crash that killed 19 people, including nine local tourists, last week. This was disclosed last night in a reply to press inquiries from the Civil Aviation Department which appeared ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - BALLOON DISASTER

    Egypt hot-air balloon crash was 'hell', says Scottish survivor

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Stuart Lau

    ... Amy Nip in Cairo and Stuart Lau Scottish holidaymaker watched in horror as his wife died in the flaming balloon over Luxor, as relatives of HK victims prepare to return home Crash survivor tells of three seconds to 'hell' The only holidaymaker who survived last week's hot-air balloon disaster in Egypt that left nine Hongkongers dead has described the swift, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - BALLOON DISASTER

    Relatives identify Luxor crash victims

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Amy Nip in Cairo and Cheung Chi-fai Relatives identify Luxor crash victims Six of the nine Hong Kong victims in the hot-air balloon crash in Luxor have been identified by relatives ... four Cairo hospitals where the bodies of all 19 crash victims are being stored. They decided to postpone to today a trip they had planned to perform rituals in Luxor. Forensic pathologist Dr ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - BALLOON DISASTER

    Egypt balloon pilot tried in vain to reach safety valve

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... of the ill-fated Egyptian hot-air balloon which last week crashed and killed 19 tourists- including nine from Hong Kong- told his boss that he tried to reach the safety valves of the gas tanks to stop ... where they visited the crash site and helped to identify the bodies of their loved ones. The hot air balloon carrying 20 tourists and a pilot caught fire and exploded after a failed landing ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - BALLOON DISASTER

    Governor of Luxor apologises for deadly balloon tragedy

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... when its balloon caught fire when landing, rose to 300 metres then exploded and crashed into a sugarcane field. Only the pilot and a British passenger survived, by either jumping to safety ... in the crash] was my rock, my friend, my shoulder to cry on. She was my world. My heartfelt condolences go out to the other families that have lost relatives around the world in this terrible ...

  6. News - China - BALLOON DISASTER

    Beijing urged to tighten controls over hot-air balloons after tragedy in Egypt

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... that the government treats the Egyptian accident as seriously as a domestic accident and takes decisive measures to bring order … to the industry." In October 2009, a balloon caught fire and crashed ...



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