• Short Summary

    THREE MEN WERE KILLED THIS WEEK WHEN A BALLOON IN WHICH THEY WERE TRAVELLING BECAME ENTANGLED WITH AN 800 FEET HIGH (243 METRES) TOWER IN VIENNA.

  • Description

    THREE MEN WERE KILLED THIS WEEK WHEN A BALLOON IN WHICH THEY WERE TRAVELLING BECAME ENTANGLED WITH AN 800 FEET HIGH (243 METRES) TOWER IN VIENNA.

    THE BALLOON WAS BEING PILOTED BY MR. FRANCIS SHIELDS, THE PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN BALLOON CLUB, AND HIS TWO PASSENGERS WERE AUSTRALIANS.

    THE MEN TRIED DESPERATELY TO STEER THE BALLOON AWAY FROM THE TOWER, AND THREW STABILISING SAND OUT OF THE BASKET IN WHICH THEY WERE TRAVELLING.

    HOWEVER, THE BALLOON BECAME ENTANGLED WITH METAL WINDOW FITTINGS, TORE AND DEFLATED, AND THE THREE MEN PLUNGED TO THEIR DEATHS IN THE BASKETS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEOBWERQDC4DWI2PQCCQ6I9D4
    Media URN:
    VLVAEOBWERQDC4DWI2PQCCQ6I9D4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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