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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68968
Last updated: 1 December 2015
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Time:ca 08:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic BALL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
hot air balloon
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Maling Township, Lipu County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region -   China
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Yangshuo County
Destination airport:
The balloon took off from Yangshuo County, carrying five Dutch tourists on a scenic tour. It flew to the neighboring Lipu County and caught fire 150 meters above Maling.
Government officials dispatched 400 searchers to find the balloon, which had caught fire at some point. The two pilots and one other Dutch tourist survived the crash.
After the crash, all hot-air balloon businesses were suspended in the area as officials conducted a safety overhaul, Xinhua reported.


Revision history:

14-Oct-2009 00:53 harro Added
15-Oct-2009 10:36 agentfazexx Updated
15-Oct-2009 10:37 harro Updated
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