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  1. 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

    ... Kong- was in "appalling condition" and should never have been allowed to leave the ground, a top Luxor official said last night. General Mamdough Khaled, director of security ... Japan, Britain, Hungary and Egypt. The only other survivor, Briton Michael Rennie, 49, was being treated at the Nasser Institute Hospital, also in Cairo. He and Mourad were airlifted from Luxor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1160642/egypt-blaze-tragedy-balloon-was-appalling-condition-fatal-flight
  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 ... from Hong Kong, to a height of 300 metres over Luxor. It then exploded and plunged into a sugar cane field. Meanwhile, 10 relatives of the Hong Kong victims who went to Egypt to identify ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1177237/egypt-hot-air-balloon-crash-was-hell-says-scottish-survivor
  3. 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 locations. In 2006, a speeding tour bus on its way to Luxor from the Red Sea resort of Hurghada, ran off the highway and rolled over, killing 14 Hong Kong residents and injuring 30. It was one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1159381/balloon-tragedy-latest-long-line-hong-kong-tourists
  4. Chartered flights should ensure HK tourists arrive home safely today

    Posted Feb 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... and 210 in the southern city of Luxor. A group of 19 tourists in Cairo declined the chartered flight and returned aboard a scheduled flight. The rest of those in the capital registered ... would take off. Of those in Luxor, about 160 took a chartered flight arranged by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The rest made their own travel arrangements, Lai said. The aircraft, an A330 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/737404/chartered-flights-should-ensure-hk-tourists-arrive-home-safely-today
  5. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT

    Egyptian balloon-crash pilot Moman Mourad faces jail after being arrested

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... The balloon, carrying 20 tourists and a pilot, caught fire and exploded after a failed landing in Luxor. The pilot and a British tourist were the only survivors. Mohamed Youssef, a fellow pilot ... in his condition," Youssef said, adding that his friend would need six months to a year to recover. Alla Mahmoud, sales director of Magic Horizon Balloons in Luxor, said Mourad "is ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1217834/egyptian-balloon-crash-pilot-moman-mourad-faces-jail-after-being
  6. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Pilot received the all-clear just weeks before disaster

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

    ... Lana Lam and Associated Press Pilot given all-clear just weeks before disaster The 28-year-old pilot of the Sky Cruise hot-air balloon that exploded over Luxor had reportedly had his ... a competing ballooning company called Sindbad Balloons in 2006. Youssef, a balloon pilot since 2004, spoke to Mourad's mother when he visited the injured pilot in Luxor International Hospital ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1160634/pilot-received-all-clear-just-weeks-disaster
  7. Al Moudira

    Posted Mar 16th 2004, 12:00am by Alice Whately

    ... Alice Whately Where? On the west bank of the Nile, near the Valley of the Kings, in Luxor, Egypt. City boutique or rural retreat? Definitely the latter. A destination resort set within ... failed to entice some punters from the pool. Deluxe room 140 euros (HK$1,347); Junior suite 250 euros per night. West Bank, Luxor, tel: [20] 123 251 307, www.moudira.com ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/448384/al-moudira
  8. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Egypt balloon disaster that killed nine Hong Kong tourists blamed on human error

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:52pm by Amy Nip

    ... disaster Human error was to blame for the hot air balloon disaster in Egypt that killed nine Hongkongers in February, a criminal investigation has found. A final report on the accident in Luxor concluded the fire in the balloon was caused by a gas leak from a pipe that was installed by an unqualified worker. Luxor's top prosecutor, Mohamed Fahmi, said: "The pilot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1254733/egypt-balloon-disaster-killed-nine-hong-kong-tourists-blamed-human
  9. News - Hong Kong

    Gas leak caused 2013 Egypt balloon crash: report

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 02:45am by Staff Reporter and AFP

    ... Egyptian report released yesterday said. A fact-finding committee found the "likely cause" of the accident in February in Luxor was "a gas leak in the upper section of the hose... ... on most balloon flight operators in August, despite a promise that such activity would only resume upon the completion of their investigations. Watch: The Luxor hot air balloon accident ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1400293/gas-leak-caused-2013-egypt-balloon-crash-report
  10. Family in grief

    Posted Feb 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Relatives and friends gather at the Hong Kong Funeral Home in North Point last night to mourn the deaths of Samson Leung Ting-chung- brother of former Urban Council chairman Leung Ting-pong- and his son, Stephen Leung Yiu-wai. Leung Ting-pong also attended the gathering. The father and son were killed when their tour bus crashed as they were travelling from Hurghada to Luxor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/536357/family-grief

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