Indian balloon crash victim identified

The air balloon crashed due to high winds 50km north of Al Ain early on Sunday.
The balloon's gondola, with a pilot, one crew member and 12 passengers on board, was dragged through the desert for 300 metres after the initial impact.

Two passengers were buried in sand inside the gondola, and had to be dug out by the survivors. The other victim was a French national, local media reported.Shah, who was among the two killed, was in Dubai on a holiday with his wife and daughter. He had arrived in Dubai  a week ago, and took the balloon flight with his daughter. They were scheduled to fly home soon.

The balloon was operated by Balloon Adventures Emirates (BAE), based in Dubai. The police and the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) are investigating the crash and BAE have suspended operations pending the outcome of the investigation.The pilot is in police custody

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