- A hot air balloon with 20 people crashes in Luxor, Egypt
- Company identifies deceased as an Australian man
At least one tourist was killed, according to a statement from the government agency, which referred to the incident as a hard landing.
The Sindbad hot air balloon company, whose craft crashed, identified the deceased as an Australian man.
"The balloon was getting ready to land at 6:30 a.m., when a sudden, strong wind erupted, causing a hard landing," Hany Al-Sayyed, Sinbad's traffic manager, told CNN.
"The victim is an Australian man of South African descent. His head was hit during the landing. Most of the other injuries are minor, scratches to the torso, and they were taken to the hospital," he said.
The statement from the Civil Aviation Authority said it had started an investigation.
The pilot, who was hospitalized, is being questioned, according to state media.