Aviation Photo #0708017 Cameron Balloons R-450 - Breitling Orbiter

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First pic of the Breitling Orbiter 1 on a.net, on permanent display in the Swiss village of Chateau-d'Oex. Breitling Orbiter took off from Chateau-d'Oex on 12-Jan-97. Bertrand Piccard & Wim Verstraeten lifted off at 07:55GMT and sucessfully crossed the Mont-Blanc, heading south. Unfortunately by 14:00GMT a kerosene leak filled the capsule with fumes and the crew were forced to ditch in the Mediterranean Sea. The capsule was recovered and is on display here.
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    Breitling Orbiter
    Cameron Balloons R-450
    Cameron Balloons R Type
    Cameron Balloons R Type
    3759
    G-BWVJ
    Chateau-d'Oex
    Switzerland
    January 25, 2004
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