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Transatlantic balloon crossing success

Title
Transatlantic balloon crossing success
Genre
News report; Interview; Press conference
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1978
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Duration
00:05:19
Description
Report on the successful 6-day transatlantic hot air balloon crossing by US balloonists in their balloon, Double Eagle. They crossed the Atlantic, Ireland and England and landed in a cornfield just short of Paris. Press conference in Paris on the flight with co-pilot Max Anderson; interviews with Pat Abruzzo, wife of captain Ben, on wives’ support; Ben Abruzzo on his next challenge - to circle the world - and reaction from his colleagues Max Anderson and Larry Newman. Male reporter not identified.
Contributors
Ben Abruzzo; Pat Abruzzo; Max Anderson; Larry Newman
Keywords
France; Record attempts; Balloons; Atlantic Ocean; Ben Abruzzo; Larry Newman; Max Anderson

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