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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by rdowns, Oct 15, 2009.
This is just unreal. Watching it on TV as we speak.
I saw that today as well. Technically this should get him intothe record books as well.
MSNBC is running live video. This poor kid is flying in this friggin' balloon and has been as high as 10,000 feet. I don't think this will end well. THey have no way of recovering this balloon.
i cant even think of a way to possibly rescue this boy.. the only outcome i see is a very long fall with no realistic chance of ending well
Let's pray (hope, wish good thoughts, whatever) this has a happy ending.
Oh, man, that is just awful!
Get a stunt pilot to try to hook it from a slow flying biplane and drag it down is about the only thing I could imagine. Or hook it from a helicopter. Though either of these could shred the balloon if its skin is not very strong.
If they could get a Coast Guard chopper there and it can fly high enough they may be able to wench a rescuer down to the kid. If the winds are not too strong.
Holy crap? Do you see how fast that thing flies? That boy must be having a blast running away from the cops!
Uh, oh… it looks like it is losing helium… hopefully very gradually!
two helicopters and a very large fishing net. they could slowly force it down.
I wonder about the temperatures and amount of O2 at 10,000 feet.
There's just so many things wrong with this!
I know when I was a kid, my dad never let me anywhere near our experimental helium balloon craft...
I hope it descends slowly. But at that speed, the landing is going to be very very rough and the thing has a thin plywood base that is not attached well according to the dad.
legally the dad is gonna be in some trouble I assume. Lost of $ tied up now in chasing this thing down.
I really really hope he lands safely and makes it home. I just keep thinking about my own 5 year old and it's hard to imagine what the boy must be going through.
The National Guard is launching a helicopter. If they have a plan, they are not sharing it with the media.
^ that and holy crap, they're rerouting planes now?
How is he breathing in there?
I mean, if it's all helium, or mostly helium, and, as far as I can tell, there's no basket, where is the kid?
Oh wow... I hope this ends well...
Bad piece of engineering. Unstable on decent sequence. It looks like it's rolling him all arround.
It is a separate container attached to the bottom…
If he was breathing helium he'd be long dead… his last words very squeeky…
There's a basket, but it's practically closed off. At least that's how the description was earlier, but now they are questioning it again.
The MSNBC live feed just discussed that. They say that it's unknown whether the helium is sealed enough. If not, he may breathe in too much gas and would suffocate.
He's dropping about 2000ft per hour now.
I have a hard time believing this is real... isn't this sort of the script for that Disney movie "Up"?
Holy S***! I'd had to say it, but the poor kid is probably gone. That high, the air would be pretty thin and really, really cold.
Reading the article is says it has the potential to go to 10,000ft. The BBC news says it MAY have gone as high as 7,000ft.
Still, it only takes a fall of 6 feet to kill you, and I've no idea about oxygen at 7,000 feet.
So this thing is now about 500 feet and falling slowly.
And a Baloon expert said it would be listing up and down more if he was in there. I think he might not be in there
Edit: CNN has updated-The boy doesnt seem to be in there. Whew