Tourist falls to his death while trying to take perfect photo from hot air balloonBy Mason White 12:40 PM December 18, 2014
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By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A nice vacation ended with tragedy when a man fell out of a hot air balloon while trying to take a photo.
The man from China, was killed and several others injured on Wednesday, while riding a hot air balloon in Turkey.
The balloon was carrying 10 passengers on a journey through the famous tourist region of Cappadocia, when it crashed to the ground.
One Chinese tourist was reportedly standing in the balloon while taking pictures when he suddenly fell out of it. The balloon then made an emergency landing.
However, strong winds made it a rough landing, causing several Chinese and Malaysian passengers to get hurt.
The dead victim was identified as 23-year-old Tang Yi. Several other passengers were hospitalized with injuries, while one passenger is said to be in critical condition.
An investigation has been launched into the incident.