ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68968
Last updated: 31 July 2014
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Date:14-OCT-2009
Time:ca 08:30
Type:hot air balloon
Owner/operator:
Registration:
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
Nature:
Departure airport:Yangshuo County
Destination airport:
Narrative:
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.

Sources:
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-10/14/content_12228664.htm
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/10/15/china.balloon.crash/index.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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