Bal­loon odyssey ends in emer­gency land­ing

The News (New Glasgow) - - PICTOU COUNTY -

LABRADOR CITY, N.L. - Res­cue of­fi­cials are work­ing to re­cover a gas bal­lon from woods near the Que­bec Labrador bor­der after a record- shat­ter­ing bal­lon odyssey across the con­ti­nent ended in an emer­gency land­ing in the re­mote re­gion.

Joe Power, fire chief of the Labrador City Fire Res­cue says at­tempts are un­der­way to free the gas bal­loon from an iso­lated ridge about a kilo­me­ter from Lake Lor­raine.

Two Swiss pi­lots tak­ing part in a gas bal­loon dis­tance race landed near the north­ern Que­bec bor­der after trav­el­ling 3,666 kilo­me­tres from Al­bu­querque New Mex­ico.

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