N.M Balloonists Abort Global Trip
Jan. 09, 1998
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) _ Less than two hours after lifting off, a problem with the helium cell aboard a 170-foot balloon forced two men aboard the craft to abort their attempt to make history by circling the globe without stopping.
``It (the helium cell) may have burst,'' said Patrick Barry, a spokesman for the Global Hilton balloon team. ``They'll have to land.''