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Egyptians defend balloon safety

Colleagues of an Egyptian pilot who was flying a balloon which killed 19 tourists when it crashed near Luxor, have defended his safety record.

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Victim of balloon crash will be 'sadly missed'

Colleagues of Yvonne Rennie, who died in the Luxor hot air balloon crash yesterday, have paid tribute to their "very dear friend" who will be "sadly missed."

Yvonne's untimely death has left all the staff at Perth Royal Infirmary and throughout NHS Tayside deeply saddened at the loss of a very dear colleague and friend. Yvonne will be greatly missed by all.

She was a highly valued member of the radiology department team, providing excellent service in helping to deliver patient care.

– Tejinder Chima, NHS Tayside clinical services manager of the diagnostics group

We are in shock at the sudden and tragic loss of Yvonne. She was a much-loved colleague who enjoyed her job and her tragic passing has had a huge impact on all of us who knew and worked with her. She will be sadly missed.

– Douglas Mitchell, Radiology manager

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