American dies, 4 others injured, in Swiss balloon accident

By REUTERS
August 6, 2013 16:57

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

GENEVA - A 55-year-old American man was killed and his wife and daughters were injured on Tuesday in a ballooning accident near the Swiss resort of Gstaad, Swiss police said in a statement.

The hot-air balloon in which they were travelling fell about 50 m (164 feet) after hitting power lines as it came in to land, the police statement said.

The dead man's wife, 55, and their two daughters, aged 20 and 24, were seriously injured and taken by helicopter to hospital. The 65-year-old pilot also was seriously injured and was taken to hospital by ambulance.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 18, 2018
American University on lockdown, reports of armed intruder nearby

By REUTERS