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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong forensic experts to examine bodies of Egypt balloon accident victims

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 05:00pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Hongkongers were among 19 tourists who died after the sightseeing hot-air balloon they were aboard burst into a fireball shortly before landing in the ancient city of Luxor. Their bodies are badly ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am

    ... of the Luxor balloon tragedy come home after identifying the bodies of the nine Hong Kong tourists who died in the tragedy. Ten family members, accompanied by a group of government officials, flew ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Egyptian balloon tragedy that killed Hong Kong tourists 'down to fuel leak'

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 03:10am by Lana Lam

    ... of Luxor, but the new report was based on technical evidence. "The sole objective is to draw lessons from the accident and to prevent this from happening in the future," said Captain Ayman ... a pilot with Magic Horizons, a hot-air balloon operator in Luxor, said business dropped 95 per cent last year. "We suffered a lot since the accident and also what's going ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CORONER'S COURT

    Inquest into Egypt balloon tragedy could start at end of year

    Posted May 29th 2014, 06:25pm by Amy Nip, LO WEI

    ... Dawn hot-air balloon rides over the ancient ruins of Luxor are a tourist staple, with many balloons taking to the skies at the same time. Siu said families would see what transpires before ... the truth." Ho Ming-leung, the son of Ho Oi-ming and Tang Yuk-ling, is also desperate to know the truth about what happened that February morning over the ancient city of Luxor. "I have always ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Egypt balloon crash bodies flown back to Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 07:48pm by AFP

    ... during a sunrise flight over Egypt’s ancient temple city of Luxor on February 26 when it caught fire. The other victims include Japanese, British, French and Hungarian nationals, while two people ...

  6. Comment - Blogs - TOURISM

    'I was here' Chinese carving on ancient Egyptian wall is decried on Weibo

    Posted May 26th 2013, 04:15pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Etched into a 3,000-year-old clay wall of Luxor's most fabled temple is now a strange inscription that looks nothing like what an ancient Egyptian might ... Shen said on his Sina Weibo account. He said he apologised to the tour guide but still felt ashamed even after he was told it wasn’t his fault. Shen's photos of the vandalism at Luxor ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    An international body needed to fix ballooning problems

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am

    ... tourist city of Luxor was the result of a gas leak that caused a mid-air fire. The pilot, who was arrested, and the manager of the balloon company, Sky Cruises, were found at fault. Egyptian operations have long been criticised for poor pilot training, low safety standards and a lack of oversight; the sport in the country was suspended in 2009 after a previous accident in Luxor ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TRAGEDY

    Families of Egypt balloon disaster victims ‘want the truth’

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... over Egypt's ancient temple city of Luxor in February. A bureau spokesman said the bureau had requested a written report on the investigation from Egyptian officials and had been working ... 33 to 62- came from three families. Luxor authorities stopped all hot-air balloon flights after the accident and promised not to resume them until a full investigation was completed. But five ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DISASTER IN EGYPT

    Balloon pilot was not to blame for disaster in Egypt, say colleagues

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip in Luxor amy.nip@scmp.com They suspect faulty hardware, not human error, led to tragedy in the sky Balloon pilot was not to blame, say colleagues Egyptian balloon pilots have leapt to the defence of their colleague who survived last week's disaster in Luxor that left 19 tourists dead, including nine from Hong Kong. They suspect the crash was caused by faulty hardware rather ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DISASTER

    Bodies of last Hong Kong balloon victims identified through DNA

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Stuart Lau

    ... after 10pm on Saturday and announced confirmation of the victims' identities in Cairo at 5pm Hong Kong time yesterday- just hours after relatives paid a tearful pilgrimage to Luxor. Samples ...




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