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Three missing after hot air balloon catches fire in Virginia

Three people were missing after a hot air balloon caught fire over Virginia during a ballooning festival on Friday, said event organizers and witnesses. One local described hearing people calling for help from the balloon’s basket after officials said it appeared to hit a powerline in Doswell about 30 miles…

19 tourists killed as hot air balloon explodes at Egypt’s ancient temple city of Luxor

A hot air balloon caught fire and exploded over Egypt’s ancient temple city of Luxor during a sunrise flight on Tuesday, killing 19 tourists including Japanese and Koreans, sources said. The balloon which was carrying 21 people was flying at 300 metres caught fire when it caught fire, a security…

11 dead in New Zealand balloon crash

A hot air balloon burst into flames and crashed to the ground in New Zealand on Saturday, killing all 11 people on board, after apparently hitting a power line. The balloon came down in calm weather near Carterton, a small town north of the capital Wellington and a popular area…

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