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Old 08-25-2007, 04:37 PM
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Unidentified flaming object.
News flash today.
A moment of pause for those Canadians who attempted to get out of the flaming basket as it rocketed up 400 ft due to the lessened load of fewer than the 12 passengers it was lifting, that did make it out. Then collapsed and dropped on a RV park.
Name of tour group was "Fantasy Balloons".....A sunset evening balloon ride affair.
The festive mood of the multiple staged evenings events was canceled...

This to me, is just what people take and label something like Private Piloting with....dangerous...look for the news coverage.
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Old 08-25-2007, 05:50 PM
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How horrible. Did any of them jump to safety? Are they required to carry parachutes?
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Old 08-25-2007, 06:33 PM
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How horrible. Did any of them jump to safety? Are they required to carry parachutes?
A parachute would not help in this situation. Typically those who make that decision to jump first have the best chance. The lightened load causes the balloon to shoot upward sealing the fate of the remaining passengers.
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Old 08-25-2007, 10:19 PM
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How horrible. Did any of them jump to safety? Are they required to carry parachutes?
11 survived. 2 killed.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-col...oon-crash.html

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-col...-survivor.html
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