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Deadly Balloon Accidents Relatively Rare

Deadly Balloon Accidents Relatively Rare

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The tragic hot air balloon crash in Luxor, Egypt on Tuesday that killed 19 people was one of the deadliest accidents of its kind, with reports that some tourists leaped 1,000 feet rather than remain in the burni…

More than a Dozen Killed in Hot Air Balloon Crash in Egypt

More than a Dozen Killed in Hot Air Balloon Crash in Egypt

STR/AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — More than a dozen tourists are dead after a hot air balloon caught fire and crashed in Luxor, Egypt on Tuesday.The balloon is said to have been about 1,000 feet in the air when the explosion occurred.”I heard a loud explo…

WATCH: Hot-Air Balloon Wedding Crash Caught on Tape

WATCH: Hot-Air Balloon Wedding Crash Caught on Tape

ABC News(NEW YORK) — It was supposed to have been a romantic sunset wedding in a hot-air balloon for Kerin and Jonathan Narcisse.  But romance quickly turned to fear as the couple and 11 others, including their wedding party and the balloon’s ope…

Hot Air Balloon Knocked Down by Strong Winds

Hot Air Balloon Knocked Down by Strong Winds

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) — An early morning hot air balloon ride ended in near disaster for five people Tuesday after the balloon they were riding in crashed to the ground in a field outside Scottsdale, Ariz.The balloon’s p…

Australian Completes Treadmill Half Marathon — On a Hot Air Balloon

Australian Completes Treadmill Half Marathon — On a Hot Air Balloon

Zoonar/Thinkstock(CANBERRA, Australia) — Most people would feel plenty accomplished if they could finish a half-marathon, and even more so if they trekked the 13 miles for charity. But that’s child’s play for Aussie Rob Ginnivan. On Thursday, Ginnivan…

11 Dead in Hot Air Balloon Crash in New Zealand

11 Dead in Hot Air Balloon Crash in New Zealand

File photo. (Marty Melville/Getty Images)(CARTERTON, New Zealand) — All eleven people onboard a hot air balloon were reportedly killed when it crashed outside a fairground near Carterton, New Zealand, early Saturday morning, local time.A witness said …

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