An American adventurer's bid to float across the Atlantic to Europe under a cluster of 370 colorful helium balloons failed when he was forced to land in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, he said Friday.
A local television personality rides in a chair attached to 70 helium-filled balloons at a promotional event for the Disney/Pixar animated film "UP," on May 13, 2009 at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. An American adventurer's bid to float across the Atlantic to Europe in a rowboat suspended by a cluster of 370 helium balloons ended in failure after he was forced to land in Canada.
Balloon enthusiast Jonathan Trappe's attempt drew comparisons with the plot of the Oscar-winning animated movie "Up," about a pensioner who uses a similar bunch of balloons to fly his home to South America.
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