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    Posted February 26, 2013 by
    Curitiba, Brazil

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    Video balloon almost crashes in Luxor


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     DenisePSCP told me, 'It was a beautiful experience. To see desert and green so close, no transition areas. To see King's Valley from above. But it was also frightening. Our balloon almost came down (I cut out part of the video when we sat down while the crew tried to bring up the balloon). I knew nothing about the maintenance of the equipment. I knew nothing about the qualification of the crew. Just boarded the balloon without knowing anything about security procedures. I'll keep scuba diving, it's safer...'
    - hhanks, CNN iReport producer

    My husband and I went from Brazil to Egypt last June, we had this flight and the balloon also almost crashed down. On my video you can see the balloon suddenly coming down and hear the pilot screaming "landing position!" while the balloon goes directly to the wires and then to the houses. We were lucky, there was time to get back the altitude and had no explosion. I ask myself if it was the same balloon and the same crew. My first and last balloon flight... ever!

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