Jan 2, 2014 — The pilot was apparently trying to reach a chain of islands in the East China Sea that is claimed by both Beijing and Tokyo.
Oct 22, 2013 — Arizona-based World View Enterprises is planning the trips to 19 miles altitude — high enough to see the blackness of space and the curvature of the Earth.
Feb 26, 2013 — The death toll is reported to be near 20. What caused the fire and crash has yet to be determined. Balloon rides over the ancient city of Luxor and nearby historic sites are popular among tourists. Those killed are said to have been from Japan, Britain, Belgium and France.