Aviation Photo #0687584: Aerostar SPI - Smokey Bear


Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • TZ Aviation
    Smokey Bear
    Aerostar SPI
    Aerostar Balloons
    Aerostar Balloons
    SPI-3001
    N87SB
    Albuquerque
    New Mexico
    USA
    October 10, 2004
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#0687584
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October 10, 2004
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The Smokey Bear special-shape hot-air balloon unfortunately got caught then shredded on the top of this 700-foot radio antenna on the last day of the 2004 International Balloon Fiesta. An extremely scary incident for the pilot and his two passengers. You can see the two passengers already making their way down the tower and the pilot stepping from the basket onto the tower. Note that everybody was safe and unharmed. A freak windshear is suspected to be the cause of the accident.
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