September 3, 2008 | Mark Paradies

Rare Type of Accident

The Jackson Citizen Patriot printed the following:

Chuck Walz was flying an estimated 9,000 feet in the air Sunday when his balloon deflated in midair and plummeted to the ground. The basket of his balloon landed in an oak tree in Anderson, S.C., which was hosting the Balloon Federation of America National Championship.

“This type of accident is exceptionally rare,” said Glen Moyer, a spokesman for Balloon Federation of America.

But aren’t all accidents rare? Even balloon accidents? Otherwise they wouldn’t be called accidents…

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