A look at the deadliest hot air balloon accidents

FILE - This Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1996 file photo shows the damaged basket of a crashed balloon in the Lauterbrunnen Valley of Switzerland. Five people died in the Bernese Alps when their hot air balloon crashed into a mountainside at a height of 2,400 meters (8,000 feet). (AP Photo/Lukas Lehmann)Tuesday's crash of a hot air balloon near Egypt's ancient city of Luxor, killing 19 tourists, surpasses what ballooning experts believed to have been the deadliest accident in the sport's 200-year history, a 1989 crash in Australia that left 13 dead.


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