Balloon Lands on Sheridan Road Pekin

Balloon Lands on Sheridan Road Pekin

Hot air balloonn suffered mechanical failure approximately 7:30pm 4-29-08 and landed safely in a clearing on Sheridan Road in Pekin

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Mike Boylan, Pilot Irish Rover says ... on Thursday, May 1 at 2:22 PM

Very nice picture of my balloon however the mechanical failure part is entirely inaccurate. This was a very pleasant and quite safe flight over the East side of Pekin. It was a perfectly soft controlled landing in a field well behind the power line

Balloonwife says ... on Thursday, May 1 at 2:27 PM

This was not a mechanical failure, unless you consider a safe landing to be one.

irish chaSE CREW says ... on Thursday, May 1 at 3:31 PM

If all flights that we have end in a mechanical failure like this one we should have a wonderful season with some good flights

DoorHardwareDiva says ... on Friday, May 2 at 9:59 AM

Well in the 12 years living along Sheridan Road I don't believe I have ever witnessed a balloon landing 10 ft off the Road, or a blloon landing at all This was not a clearing, it was someone's front yard. I was happy to see a safe landing tho.

bill says ... on Friday, May 2 at 10:24 AM

no mech problems???? maybe Pilot problems???? sound like a lot of hot air.......................................

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