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埃及觀光熱汽球爆炸 19外籍觀光客罹難

NOWnewsNOWnews – 2013年2月26日 下午3:50
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埃及著名古城勒克索(Luxor)今(26)日發生熱氣球爆炸墜毀意外,造成至少19名外國觀光客喪命,死者包括香港人、日本人、法國人和英國人等。

埃及官員說,連同機師在內,事發時熱氣球載有21人,在勒克索西岸烏爾納(Qurna)約3百公尺上空飛行。熱氣球突然發生火警及爆炸,然後從空中墜落甘庶田中。

經營熱氣球之旅的公司發言人阿博德(Ahmed Aboud)表示,21人中僅有2人生還,包括駕駛熱氣球的機師及一名遊客,2人已送往醫院救治。

當局官員表示,死者有來自香港、日本、法國及英國等地的遊客。


26 February 2013 Last updated at 19:31 GMT

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Egypt suspends Luxor balloon flights after deadly crash

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Tourists on a second balloon watched in horror as the tragedy unfolded

The Egyptian authorities have suspended all hot air balloon flights near Luxor and launched an investigation following the deaths of 19 tourists in a crash.

Hong Kong, Japanese, British, French and Hungarian nationals were among those killed on Tuesday morning.

A landing rope is reported to have got caught around a helium gas tube and severed it, after which a fire erupted and the balloon shot up into the air.

It then plunged some 300m (1,000ft) to the ground in a field west of the city.

The pilot and one passenger survived by jumping out of the basket.

Burns

Balloon rides are a popular way to see the numerous ancient sites which line the banks of the River Nile at Luxor, in the south of Egypt, such as the temple of Karnak and the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings.

The balloon which crashed was one of at least nine which took off in a field north of Luxor, on the west bank of the Nile, at dawn on Tuesday.

It was operated by the local company, Sky Cruise, which said a gas cylinder had exploded on board when it was about 300m in the air.

Map of balloon crash site in Luxor, Egypt

An investigator with the state prosecutor's office told the Associated Press that the balloon had been in the process of landing at around 07:00 (05:00 GMT) when a landing cable got caught around a helium tube and a fire erupted on board.

The balloon then quickly gained altitude before the fire caused the gas canister to explode and it fell to the ground in a sugar cane field outside the village of al-Dhabaa, west of Luxor, an Egyptian security official said.

Mohammed Youssef, a pilot of another balloon which was in the air nearby at the time, told the Guardian newspaper that the fire started when it was 3m from the ground and was caused by a gas leak.

The pilot and a British passenger jumped to safety when the fire erupted, which affected the balance of the balloon, sending more heat into its "envelope" and causing it to climb rapidly, he said. About five or six other people leapt out when it was about 30m off the ground, he added.

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Mohammed Yousef, pilot of another balloon: "I saw fire in the basket"

"People were jumping out of the balloon from about the height of a seven-storey building," Cherry Tohamy, an Egyptian who was in another balloon, told the BBC. Ambulances arrived 15 minutes later, she said.

Egypt's health ministry said nine tourists from Hong Kong, four Japanese nationals, two British, two French, one Hungarian and an Egyptian had died.

The Hungarian is understood to have been a UK resident, while another Briton is in a stable condition in hospital in the capital, Cairo.

Mr Youssef said he was a close friend of the pilot. He said his father had visited the pilot, who was conscious but had suffered 70% burns.

'Awful thing'

The governor of Luxor, Ezzat Saad, told the BBC he wanted to send his condolences to the families of those killed and injured.

"We have never seen anything quite like this in Luxor before. It is an awful thing," he said.

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Luxor

  • Site of ancient city of Thebes
  • Temples of Karnak and Luxor in city itself
  • Royal tombs in Valley of the Kings and Queens lie across River Nile
  • Dawn hot air balloon rides popular way to see sites
  • Luxor has seen a drop in visitor numbers since the 2011 uprising

"For the safety of the tourists and the Egyptians I have ordered all the companies dealing with balloons to stop flights until we know exactly what happened and the reasons for it."

Civil Aviation Minister Wael al-Maadawi said a committee from the ministry was travelling to Luxor to investigate the incident.

"We cannot say whether this was because of maintenance or human [error] until the investigation committee is completely done with its investigation," he told al-Jazeera TV's Egyptian channel, Mubasher Misr.

The BBC's Aleem Maqbool, who is in Luxor, says there have been concerns about safety since a balloon crashed after hitting a mobile phone transmission tower in April 2009, injuring 16 people, including two British women.

Balloon flights in the area were suspended for six months after the crash while safety measures were tightened up and pilots retrained.


Fiery balloon accident kills 19 tourists in Egypt

 

In this combo made from images from amateur video provided by Al-Jazeera, smoke pours from a hot air balloon over Luxor, Egypt, top left, before bursting, top right, and plummeting about 1,000 feet to earth, bottom left and right, on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Nineteen people were killed in what appeared to be the deadliest hot air ballooning accident on record. A British tourist and the Egyptian pilot, who was badly burned, were the sole survivors. (AP Photo/Al-Jazeera) MANDATORY CREDIT: AL-JAZEERA Uncredited / AP

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BY MAGGIE MICHAEL

ASSOCIATED PRESS

LUXOR, Egypt -- The terror lasted less than two minutes: Smoke poured from a hot air balloon carrying sightseers on a sunrise flight over the ancient city of Luxor, it burst in a flash of flame and then plummeted about 1,000 feet to earth. A farmer watched helplessly as tourists trying to escape the blazing gondola leaped to their deaths.

Nineteen people were killed Tuesday in what appeared to be the deadliest hot air ballooning accident on record. A British tourist and the Egyptian pilot, who was badly burned, were the sole survivors.

The tragedy raised worries of another blow to the nation's vital tourism industry, decimated by two years of unrest since the 2011 revolution that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak. The southern city of Luxor has been hit hard, with vacant hotel rooms and empty cruise ships.

It also prompted accusations that authorities have let safety standards decline amid the political turmoil and infighting, although civil aviation officials said the balloon had been inspected recently and that the pilot may have been to blame, jumping out rather than stopping the fire.

Authorities suspended hot air balloon flights, a popular tourist attraction here, while investigators determined the cause.

The balloon was carrying 20 tourists - from France, Britain, Belgium, Japan and Hong Kong - and an Egyptian pilot on a flight over Luxor, 510 kilometers (320 miles) south of Cairo, officials said. The flights provide spectacular views of the ancient Karnak and Luxor temples and the Valley of the Kings, the burial ground of Tutankhamun and other pharaohs.

According to initial indications, the balloon was in the process of landing after 7 a.m. when a cable got caught around a helium tube and a fire erupted, according to an investigator with the state prosecutor's office.

The balloon then ascended rapidly, the investigator said. The fire detonated a gas canister and the balloon plunged about 300 meters (1,000 feet) to the ground, crashing in a sugar cane field outside al-Dhabaa village just west of Luxor, a security official said.

Both the investigator and the security official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

"I saw tourists catching fire and they were jumping from the balloon," said Hassan Abdel-Rasoul, a farmer in al-Dhabaa. "They were trying to flee the fire but it was on their bodies."

One of those on fire was a visibly pregnant woman, he said.

Amateur video taken from another balloon and shown on Al-Jazeera Mubasher television showed the balloon's final moments.

Smoke is seen rising for several seconds from the gondola, silhouetted against the risen sun. The balloon itself catches fire with a flash, and in an instant, it bursts and falls as a fireball to the ground, trailing smoke. Egyptians on the balloon filming the scene can be heard crying and gasping in horror at the sight.

The bodies of the tourists were scattered across the field around the remnants of the balloon, as rescue officials collected the remains.

The crash immediately killed 18, according to Luxor Gov. Ezzat Saad. Two Britons and the pilot were taken to a hospital, but one of the Britons died of his injuries soon after.

Among the dead were nine tourists from Hong Kong, four Japanese - including a couple in their 60s - two French, a Belgian and a second Briton, according to Egyptian officials, although there were conflicting reports on the nationality of the 19th victim.

Associated Press writers Haggag Salama in Luxor, Kelvin Chan in Hong Kong, Jill Lawless in London and Angela Charlton in Paris contributed to this report.

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自製酪奶Buttermilk substitute

Buttermilk,查到的中文叫做白脫牛奶酪奶,是種略帶酸性的低脂乳製品,聽說這是很健康的超低脂飲料?宅婦我沒有直接喝過,不知道味道怎樣(冏)
在超市裡很容易就可以找到酪奶囉!
做英式小圓餅Scone需要用到的酪奶,我每次都自己做(Buttermilk substitute)因為這樣就不用特地花錢買了啊∼(在小巢也堅持要走背包客路線就是了 XD

酪奶替代品怎麼做?請參考:How to make buttermilk substitute?

材料:
牛奶-1 cup(約250C.C
檸檬汁-1 tablespoon

做法:
1.把一大匙的檸檬汁放進杯子裡
2.把牛奶加進去,倒滿一杯
3.等五到十分鐘,酪奶就做好了!
右圖:喔喔喔,檸檬汁跟牛奶產生化學反應了!
英文叫做Curdling喔!XD

宅婦筆記:
1.寫出來其實有點白痴不是嗎?因為真的太簡單了啊(XD
2.我查了好幾個英文網頁,大家都說烘培時用真正的酪奶(Buttermilk)跟酪奶替代品(Buttermilk substitute),效果完全一樣不用擔心,所以我就真的很安心地使用自己做的酪奶替代品啊!
3.作好的酪奶替代品可以冷藏在冰箱數日,我們有一次用隔夜的酪奶替代品做英式小圓餅Scone,結果烤出來意外的香酥鬆軟喔!

做好酪奶替代品之後,可以應用在很多烘培食譜上,因為酪奶的保濕效果比較好,本身的酸味又可融合其他材料,所以每次使用酪奶烤出來的糕點,感覺都格外香酥鬆軟,大概跟心理作用也有關係吧?(XD)下次用酪奶代替食譜裡的牛奶試試看吧!搞不好會有出乎意料的結果喔!(眨)

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招牌英式小圓餅Buttermilk scone

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其實以前在台灣也沒什麼機會吃到Scone,畢竟這種英式小圓餅十幾年前在台灣還不蔚為風潮,印象中只有肯德基KFC的比司吉,味道很不錯,但我有一次吃比司吉吃到乳牙掉下來,卡在比司吉上面(

幾年前為了T搬來倫敦,他到機場接我回家後第一個作給我吃的東西就是英式小圓餅Scone)以前在澳洲我只做過瑪芬小蛋糕跟巧克力布朗尼,每次搞這些奶油麵粉就覺得好大費周章,而且當時是浪跡天涯背包客的我又不是一天到晚都找得到烤箱(攤手);那日下午大廚T很自然地在我面前揉起麵團、滾圓整形、放入烤箱,他讓烘培這件事看起來簡單得不費吹灰之力,就是那樣地稀鬆平常。
傻豬T:什麼時候才可以吃這些Scone啦?
宅婦:等我拍完照就可以,冏

說起來也實在很糗。

英式小圓餅出爐後,我一個人窩在廚房準備大快朵頤,第一口咬下去我立刻很聲地「嗯~!」了一聲,傻豬T當時在廚房外面的廁所,聽到我那滿足的呻吟聲音不禁大笑失聲,回廚房後問我說:「真的有這麼好吃嗎?」一口餅又一口茶,塞得滿嘴的我連忙用力點頭。

當然這可愛的英式小圓餅跟天堂般美味的Clotted cream也成為我倫敦生活的最愛之一。現在仔細想想,傻豬T當初可能就是用小圓餅有企圖地慢慢把我圈養成宅婦,然後我就再也回不去了啊!(抱頭

吃英式小圓餅,Clotted cream是絕絕對對不可或缺的基本配備(如果沒有Clotted cream,那我寧願不吃小圓餅!XD

Clotted cream,中文大概是翻作「凝脂奶油」,是種非常濃郁的鮮奶油,牛奶加熱後用最上層的乳脂凝結成塊,可想而知是種熱量超破表的肥胖天堂食物。在英國吃英式下午茶,Scone無論如何都一定要抹上一層厚厚的Clotted Cream,每咬一口那個切面就要再抹一下!欸,我真心覺得這是全英國最好吃的食物之一(因為這裡也沒啥好吃的了 XDClotted Cream絕對讓你一試成主顧啦!
這就是傳說中超威的Clotted cream!

廢話了一堆,今天終於要分享的,是我前年在英國北邊Norfolk作食宿交換(HelpX)時拿到的,據說是英格蘭跟愛爾蘭地區很傳統的Scone食譜。

材料:
無鹽奶油-50g
低筋麵粉-225g(Self-raising flour
砂糖-25g(Caster sugar
鹽巴-少許
酪奶-1 cup(Buttermilk,約250C.C

做法:
1.烤箱預熱210C筆記1
2.篩入低筋麵粉、砂糖、鹽巴到大盆(筆記2
3.無鹽奶油放室溫回軟,切成小丁,丟進大盆攪拌到出現小麵粉團
4.先倒入200C.C左右的酪奶,繼續攪拌(筆記3
5.如果麵團太乾,就多加點酪奶;如果麵團太濕,就加低筋麵粉
6.調整好溼度後,在工作板上灑些麵粉,把麵團桿成1cm
7.用餅乾壓模(cookie cutter)壓出你想要的小圓餅大小(筆記4
8.小圓餅上下各沾點酪奶,這樣表面會比較鬆軟
9.放上烤盤,送入烤箱,烤10分鐘左右至表面金黃即可
右下角那顆怎麼長得這麼醜啊!XD

宅婦筆記:
1.小巢的烤箱是Electric fan-assisted oven,聽大廚T說好像是散熱較均勻;如果是Non-fan assisted oven的話,預熱請調230C / Gas 8
2.如果沒有低筋麵粉,也可用中筋麵粉加四茶匙泡打粉代替(Plain flour 225g and 4 level teaspoons of baking powder
3.酪奶(Buttermilk)-因為懶得上超市採買,我用自己作的酪奶替代品(Buttermilk substitute)做法請參考:廚娘實習生 * 自製酪奶Buttermilk substitute 
4.沒有餅乾壓模的話,用馬克杯壓出圓形也可以!我都故意壓很大,這樣一次才能吃大顆一點 XD 
5.此份量大約可烤五六顆Scone英式小圓餅
耶!圓滾滾的好可愛喔!

Scone英式小圓餅通常都是現烤現吃,出爐後放微涼,立刻抹上Clotted cream跟果醬,泡上一壺鮮奶紅茶(傻豬T從小說這是:英國茶English tea),令人感動到痛哭流涕的英式下午茶就可以上桌啦!
左邊這顆抹蜂蜜,照片看不太出來(冏)
我想大家最愛的還是莓類果醬吧!

廚娘們如果有參考這份食譜,歡迎跟我分享你們的Ü美味小圓餅!宅婦期待大家的成果發表啊!:D

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