Thursday, October 15, 2009

6 year old floats away in a home made balloon!

A 6-year-old boy has floated away today in a homemade balloon in northeastern Colorado!!!

The balloon is saucer-shaped and covered with foil. The compartment where the boy is located sits below the balloon filled with helium and it is made of thin plywood. Apparently it was a project between the boy and his dad.

The balloon is currently about 8,000 feet in the air and projected to rise to 10,000 feet!

The Fort Collins police are among the authorities tracking the aircraft and it could wander into the Denver International Airport's air traffic control corridors.

Photo KMGH

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