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Thursday, October 15, 2009

6-year-old boy floats away in balloon aircraft

"From Associated Press
October 15, 2009 2:46 PM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colorado - A 6-year-old boy climbed into a homemade balloon aircraft and floated away Thursday, forcing officials to scramble to figure out how to rescue the boy.

Live footage from a local TV helicopter showed the balloon gliding quickly through the air.

Larimer County sheriff's spokeswoman Eloise Campanella says the device, which is shaped like a flying saucer, has the potential to rise to 10,000 feet (3,048 meters). Sheriff's officials last saw the device floating south of Milliken, which is about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Denver.

Campanella says the 6-year-old climbed into the access door and was in the airborne device.

FAA spokesman Mike Fergus says the agency has been notified and it was unclear whether traffic controllers had picked it up on radar."

I sincerely hope nobody will be hurted, but... a little, poetic short-trousers Munchausen-like story?!?

(written at a later date)

... no, nothing like this... the young rebel was hidden in the garage!

What a pity;-)

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