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[*] Post 391019 posted on 15-10-2009 at 22:47 Reply With Quote
Runaway balloon--feared to carry six-year-old boy



An experimental lighter-than-air vehicle was followed by news outlets with helicopters, after it reportedly escaped its tether with a six-year-old boy aboard, in Colorado. A National Guard helicopter also followed.

The story was, the boy's brother saw him get into the balloon and then it was released. The saucer-shaped mylar balloon had no controls; this kind usually is let up on a tether, then brought down (sort of like a kite). It was loose for about two hours.

When the object hit the ground, no boy was found, and there was concern that perhaps the boy had been in a box under the aircraft, but that the box had fallen off.

After the craft set down without the boy, he was reportedly found hiding in a box in the attack. The house had been previously searched without finding the boy.

Was the child hiding because for fear of getting in trouble, for loosing the helium craft?

I've heard a radio host speculate that the father may have planned the whole thing as a publicity stunt. He has been on TV a couple times before. But, to what end? He would not make any money from it. It would only serve if he has a need for attention.
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[*] Post 391020 posted on 15-10-2009 at 22:48 Reply With Quote


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After the craft set down without the boy, he was reportedly found hiding in a box in the attack. The house had been previously searched without finding the boy.

Was the child hiding because for fear of getting in trouble, for loosing the helium craft?

I've heard a radio host speculate that the father may have planned the whole thing as a publicity stunt. He has been on TV a couple times before. But, to what end? He would not make any money from it. It would only serve if he has a need for attention.
Hiding in the attic - mmm. Childish prank whoever was involved.
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[*] Post 391021 posted on 15-10-2009 at 23:02 Reply With Quote


So, this so called ' experimental lighter-than-air vehicle ' is just a ruddy balloon? confused2
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