Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Balloon tragedy

Last week I posted pictures of our local hot air balloon making a close pass over our condo.

Unfortunately yesterday the balloon was associated with a tragedy - one of the passengers fell from the balloon to his death. The police are not confirming whether it was an accident or suicide, but the comments from the pilot indicate that the guy jumped.

I've been in that balloon and I can tell you that Ian the pilot is very focused on safety and that the basket is deep enough that you couldn't fall out accidentally unless you were doing something really stupid so it's pretty clear to me that this wasn't an accident.

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