Hot air balloon crash in Turkey kills one, injures 20

Published on : Monday, April 10, 2017

hot air balloonA hot air balloon crash in Turkey had claimed one life and injured 20 others as revealed by the state-run local media of the country. Several hot air balloons had taken off.


But then, a certain high-voltage power line had snapped during the landing, according to the local news agency. It said that the crash was on account of the adverse winds. However, a few hours later, after the balloon tours were suspended owing to poor climatic conditions, those air balloons took off again.


It is the third balloon crash in several months in the region of Cappadocia.


Here, the tours were offered to offer the tourists a spectacular view of this historic site. Most of the people who were injured on Sunday were actually local tourists and they were rushed to three hospitals.


A majority of them received prompt medical treatment and were released.


Luckily, there were no life-threatening injuries. A Danish tourist was killed in the month of February after a hot air balloon had made a ‘hard landing’ close to the site in Central Anatolia.


Then again, in March, 49 people were injured when three hot air balloons were suddenly compelled to go for hard landings amidst high winds.


These balloons were mostly carrying Chinese, Korean and European tourists for the rides and nine of those who were hurt had suffered from fractured bones.  There is no information on the identity of the tourist who was killed today. The wounded were taken to local hospitals.


Cappadocia is a popular tourist destination that is well-revered for its volcanic rock-formations and other attractions. As much as 2.5 million local and international tourists visit this region every year.


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