Hot Air Balloon

  • 2 dead, 1 missing after hot air balloon catches fire in Virginia May 11, 2014

    Virginia: Two people were killed and another was missing after a hot air balloon hit a power line and caught fire over Virginia during a festival, as horrified witnesses watched from below, police said on Saturday. Authorities conducted a search in the air and with more than 100 people on the...
  • Watch: China man's 18 metre tightrope walk between 2 hot air balloons August 1, 2013

    A Chinese daredevil does a brisk 18-meter tightrope walk on a beam barely 5 centimeters wide. He did this between two hot air balloons and completed the walk in just 38 seconds to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. ...
  • Netherlands: Hot air balloon crashes into a lake July 26, 2013

    A hot air balloon crashed into the water during an emergency landing in Netherlands, injuring two people. ...
  • Fiery balloon accident kills 19 tourists :Egypt February 27, 2013

    Egypt: The terror lasted less than two minutes. Smoke poured from a hot air balloon carrying sightseers on a sunrise flight over the ancient city of Luxor, it burst in a flash of flame and then plummeted about 1,000 feet to earth. A farmer watched helplessly as tourists trying to...
  • Hot air balloon crashes in Egypt, kills 19 foreigners February 26, 2013

    Luxor (Egypt): An Egyptian security official said at least 19 foreign tourists were killed as their hot air balloon crashed near the famed ancient city of Luxor. The casualties included French, British and other nationals. The official said there was a fire and an explosion and that the balloon then plunged...
  • Watch: Hot air balloon holding wedding ceremony crash lands in US January 9, 2013

    A sunset wedding ceremony aboard a hot air balloon got off to a bumpy start when a gust of wind forced the pilot to make a crash landing in the yard of a San Diego home. San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesman Maurice Luque says one of the 14 people onboard...
  • US: Hot air balloon holding wedding ceremony crash lands January 9, 2013

    San Diego: A sunset wedding ceremony aboard a hot air balloon got off to a bumpy start when a gust of wind forced the pilot to make a crash landing in the yard of a San Diego home. San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesman Maurice Luque says one of the 14...
  • The great balloon rush hour race April 26, 2008

    Louisville: On Saturday morning, USA witnessed a massive traffic jam but not on the roads — up in the sky. Fifty balloonists set off over the Ohio River in the Great Balloon Rush Hour Race. ...
  • Pune girl weds NRI boy in hot air balloon April 19, 2008

    New Delhi: Marriages are made in heaven. And here’s a marriage that was made close to the heavens above as two parajumpers tied the knot in a hot air balloon. Pune adventure sports enthusiast Sheetal Mahajan got married to Vaibhav Rane, working as a software engineer with Nokia in Finland, around...
  • Weekipedia: How to get going this weekend November 24, 2007

    This is where you get your weekend dose of do's and don'ts. If your idea of adventure is splurging and soaring, we've got the best option for you: go hot air ballooning. So check out how high you can really fly! ...
  • International wipes: 80,000 people trapped in floods in Mexico November 6, 2007

    New Delhi: Inadequate relief efforts have led to further devastation in a flood hit state in Mexico, with over 80,000 people still trapped in flooded homes in Tabasco. More than 3,000 Opposition activists in Georgia formed a human chain around the Parliament to force President Mikhail Saakashvili to resign. Hundreds...
  • Hot air balloon near Taj raises heat June 21, 2007

    Agra: A hot air balloon flown too close to the Taj Mahal as a publicity campaign by promoters of the New 7 Wonders Foundation, a privately funded group, has raised fears of a security lapse in Agra. Agra authorities and security officials are reportedly ruing their decision to allow the foundation...