Nineteen people were killed in Luxor on Tuesday morning in what could be the deadliest hot air ballooning accident on record.
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SHOTLIST:AL JAZEERA / Courtesy / AP Clients Only Luxor, Egypt - Feb. 26, 20131. 1. Wide of hot air balloon on fire and plummeting to ground, as seen from another balloon ++PART MUTE: AUDIO AS INCOMING++STORYLINE:Nineteen people were killed in Luxor on Tuesday morning in what could be the deadliest hot air ballooning accident on record. The terror lasted less than two minutes: smoke poured from the balloon carrying sightseers on a sunrise flight over the ancient city, it burst in a flash of flame and then plummeted about one-thousand feet to earth. Amateur video taken from another balloon and shown on Al-Jazeera television showed the balloon's final moments. Smoke is seen rising for several seconds from the gondola, silhouetted against the risen sun. The balloon itself catches fire with a flash, and in an instant, it bursts and falls as a fireball to the ground, trailing smoke. Egyptians on the balloon filming the scene can be heard crying and gasping in horror at the sight. A British tourist and the Egyptian pilot, who was badly burned, were the sole survivors.(****END****)