Two tourists die in safari balloon crash

An American and a Dane died when a hot air balloon carrying tourists over Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park crashed, officials said today.

Eight others were injured.

Aviation experts are investigating Wednesday’s crash, but officials said that there were indications that strong winds played a role.

National parks in Tanzania and Kenya offer hot air balloon rides at sunrise as a way to view wildlife.

Serengeti Balloon Safaris said it was the first fatal crash in 20 years of operation in the Serengeti.

The company noted that two licensed pilots were on board and that the balloon had a new and fully stocked first-aid kit.

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