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after an accident in Luxor, the balloon flights have resumed

after an accident in Luxor, the balloon flights have resumed

The Egyptian authorities had suspended Monday the flights in hot-air balloon above the pharaonic sites of Luxor, one of the most tourist cities of the south of the country, after an accident which made “only two light injuries”.

Hot air balloon flights over the pharaonic sites of Luxor, in Egypt’s tourist south, resumed Wednesday after a two-day suspension caused by an accident, authorities announced.

The Egyptian authorities had suspended Monday the flights in hot-air balloon above the pharaonic sites of Luxor, one of the most tourist cities of the south of the country, after an accident which made “only two light injuries”.

“While a group of hot air balloons were in flight, one of them collided with another at an altitude of 60 meters with a wind blowing at nearly 13 km per hour,” explain the Civil Aviation Authority.

Investigations underway

One of the two hot air balloons was precipitated to the ground, “out of 28 passengers, two were slightly injured and transferred to hospital to be examined,” continues the Authority.

A team of investigators was dispatched to the scene and no balloons were allowed to take off before they reported their findings.

Also in Luxor in 2013, 19 tourists had died in a hot air balloon explosion, and then in 2018, a tourist had died in another balloon accident.

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