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Officials say there was a fire and an explosion that caused the balloon to plunge from the sky and crash into sugar cane fields west of Luxor on Tuesday.
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An official with the state prosecutor's office said initial findings show that the accident occurred when the pilot's landing cable was caught around a helium tube. He spoke anonymously because the investigation is ongoing.

And because he's an idiot. Or at least very badly translated. Hot air balloons don't use helium.  I suspect he said something like "gas tube"...containing propane or similar fuel for the heater, 
Reporters are idiots. Helium does not burn, but the propane fuel for the burner does.
After a complete investigation, I'm sure it will be uncovered that Zionist pig-men created the explosion.
Hot Air control would put DC out of business.
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