Crew safe after ditching balloon in round-the-world try

British pilots Andy Elson and Colin Prescot of a British hot-air balloon are rescued March 7 in the Pacific Ocean by a Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (ASDF) helicopter after abandoning their attempt to make the first nonstop circumnavigation of the world. The two were picked up unhurt shortly after the balloon landed some 80 kilometers south of Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture in central Japan. The photo shows the balloon drifting at the mercy of the wind after landing in the sea in a bad weather.

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  • 1999/3/07 15:00:00
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