Hot Air Balloon in Flames

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

This Hot Air Balloon in Flames is a terrifying image:

A hot air balloon’s basket bursts into flames shortly after takeoff when it was about 25 feet off the ground in Surrey British Colombia Canada Friday evening Aug. 24, 2007. Witnesses said passengers screamed and jumped to the ground. The balloon reportedly took off from a grassy field with 12 passengers. The balloon crashed in a trailer park and campground, injuring as many as 11 people, police and local reports said. Two additional people were unaccounted for.

Again, terrifying.

On a lighter note, I recall an interview with a Hindenburg survivor who jumped from the burning dirigible. He was a circus acrobat, and dropping down to a grassy field didn’t daunt him at all.

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