Isn’t it ironic that had this hot air balloon ride not end up in a crash and deaths of nearly all tourists, this video would have been a fond memory of the highlight of their trip to Egypt? Instead, it’s a macabre footage of their last moments alive, before the fatal explosion.
This group of people had to get up while it was still dark in order to see the sunrise from up above the Valley of the Kings. They were all excited, if somewhat nervous, but surely ready to be awed. Minutes later… all but two of the 21 people onboard were dead.
The video was filmed by a cameraman for Luxor’s Sky Cruise. They do it to sell the video as a souvenir, ie. to milk more money from tourists.