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Texas Hot Air Balloon Crash

#1 by Sheldonboy , Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:00 pm

16 people feared dead in Hot Air Balloon crash in Texas. No survivors it seems in this tragedy.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-36933150


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RE: Texas Hot air balloon crash

#2 by astoness , Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:04 pm

terrible news indeed...


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RE: Texas Hot air balloon crash

#3 by astwood , Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:12 pm

Yes very bad news you wouldnt get me up in one of them


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RE: Texas Hot air balloon crash

#4 by Sheldonboy , Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:19 pm

Although I would probably have an Accident in my pants, I always said I would like to go up in a reasonable sized one, (for around 8 people for example) I would love to go up with my camera.


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RE: Texas Hot air balloon crash

#5 by astwood , Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:23 pm

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #4
Although I would probably have an Accident in my pants, I always said I would like to go up in a reasonable sized one, (for around 8 people for example) I would love to go up with my camera.

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#6 by Sheldonboy , Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:31 pm

Well done to your wonderful Neice Astwood, now that's something I wouldn't do for two extra pensions.


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RE: Texas Hot air balloon crash

#7 by astwood , Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:32 pm

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Well done to your wonderful Neice Astwood, now that's something I wouldn't do for two extra pensions.

That was her 5th one and she is 50 years old


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RE: Texas Hot air balloon crash

#8 by astoness , Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:42 pm

fair play to her astwood..our kim did one about 4 years back..no way would i do it...i get vertigo just going up 3 rungs of a ladder


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#9 by Sheldonboy , Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:44 pm

Knowing some of the people I know, I would get a 50 ft elastic for a 40 ft drop.


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RE: Texas Hot air balloon crash

#10 by astoness , Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:22 pm

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Knowing some of the people I know, I would get a 50 ft elastic for a 40 ft drop.



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RE: Texas Hot air balloon crash

#11 by Voltman , Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:53 am

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #1
16 people feared dead in Hot Air Balloon crash in Texas. No survivors it seems in this tragedy.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-36933150


Sixteen Americans equals about one and a half tons. I would even get in a basket with that much weight in it, let alone go up in the air.
These things often have bad landings, imagine having fifteen people thrown at you.

The balloon that crashed in 2012 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, had 32 people on board.


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RE: Texas Hot air balloon crash

#12 by Slow Jo , Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:22 pm

On sky new's ,it seems they hit a power line and the ballon caught fire, would like to go up in a smaller one ,but bungee jumping is definetly not for me.


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