Egypt: 19 Killed in Hot Air Balloon Crash in Luxor

Minister of Aviation Wael al-Maddawy has ordered the formation of an investigation committee to uncover the reasons behind the crash of the hot air balloon in Luxor which resulted in the death of 19 tourists.

The Minister ordered suspension of balloon flights until the committee announces the results of investigation.

The Minister added that the plagued balloon license was 100% correct and valid until next October.

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