Nightly News   |  February 26, 2013

Balloon crash kills 19 tourists in Egypt

While flying over the city of Luxor, a hot air balloon caught fire and plunged 1000 feet the ground, killing 19 people and injuring two. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> the first video is now emerging from a terrifying moment today in egypt. the fatal incident involving a hot air balloon . 19 tourists were killed when the balloon caught fire over the ancient city of luktor, plunged 1,000 feet to the ground. two people survived, including the pilot, who was badly burned. it's another blow to the egyptian tourist industry , which has taken a big hit after two years of unrest already in that country.