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(Vanity) Child aloft in Larimer County, CO
My daughter via phone call | 10/15/2009 | (None)

Posted on 10/15/2009 12:04:42 PM PDT by NEMDF

She said she just heard on the radio that a 6 year old child had accidentally taken off in some kind of experimental aircraft in Larimer County, CO. Cannot find news article on this. Do you know anything?


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: falconheene; flying
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1 posted on 10/15/2009 12:04:42 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: NEMDF

fox radio news just reported


2 posted on 10/15/2009 12:05:27 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: NEMDF

on FOX now...


3 posted on 10/15/2009 12:05:51 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: NEMDF

Check Breaking News.


4 posted on 10/15/2009 12:05:54 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: NEMDF

Wow, that’s the fourth one in less than an hour here!


5 posted on 10/15/2009 12:06:09 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: NEMDF

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2363257/posts


6 posted on 10/15/2009 12:06:18 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: NEMDF

This is not a joke.

It’s on Fox. Balloon appears to be loosing gas or may not have been fully inflated. It’s at cloud top level thought.


7 posted on 10/15/2009 12:07:36 PM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: NEMDF

This is terrible. I pray for him. I don’t know how high up he is but I’m sure it’s freezing.


8 posted on 10/15/2009 12:08:01 PM PDT by Harley (Life is Tough, But It's a Lot Tougher When You're a Liberal. Stop Global Whining Now.)
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To: NEMDF

From the video it looks like it is traveling at a couple hundred miles an hour....


9 posted on 10/15/2009 12:08:24 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Revolting cat!

Sorry to all. I did a search, but not the right words, apparently. And guilty of not looking at the breaking sidebar. (humbled)


10 posted on 10/15/2009 12:09:25 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: GraceG

They say 25 mph - heading southeast. Temp. around 50 degrees at that altitude.


11 posted on 10/15/2009 12:10:27 PM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: NEMDF

Try Fox cable.


12 posted on 10/15/2009 12:10:32 PM PDT by stockpirate ("if my thought-dreams could be seen. They'd probably put my head in a guillotine" Dylan)
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To: NEMDF

Hannity is yakking about it now.


13 posted on 10/15/2009 12:10:43 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: stockpirate

At work, no TV.


14 posted on 10/15/2009 12:10:53 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: NEMDF

How to get the kid down? Can’t snag it with a plane. Can’t shoot it. Can’t catch it with a chopper.

I think a blimp could do the job. It could ease right up and snag it, I think. Wonder if Goodyear or Fugi has one of their airships in the area?


15 posted on 10/15/2009 12:12:48 PM PDT by myheroesareDeadandRegistered
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To: NEMDF

story on 9news.com


16 posted on 10/15/2009 12:13:29 PM PDT by JD91
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To: myheroesareDeadandRegistered

hmmmmm


17 posted on 10/15/2009 12:14:07 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: smokingfrog

Not as cold as I thought...


18 posted on 10/15/2009 12:14:21 PM PDT by RockinRight (The liberals' idea of tax relief is to give everyone a tube of K-Y Jelly.)
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To: RockinRight

Hopefully it won’t head toward the mountains or hit power lines.


19 posted on 10/15/2009 12:15:36 PM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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The way the ballon is spinning with the center of balance changing; I don’t think he is in it. If he was he would be sitting in one place on the side and that side would be the only side that would be leaning down.The balloon would still spin; but not in the manner it is.


20 posted on 10/15/2009 12:16:43 PM PDT by HD1200
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To: HD1200

I can’t help but wonder if he ran off and hid when the balloon started moving up.


21 posted on 10/15/2009 12:18:13 PM PDT by RockinRight (The liberals' idea of tax relief is to give everyone a tube of K-Y Jelly.)
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To: HD1200

CO National Guard is launching a rescue chopper.

One side of the balloon is flopping-over.


22 posted on 10/15/2009 12:18:46 PM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: RockinRight

No I don’t think he was running away. He is a little kid, he probably thought it was fun to go in there


23 posted on 10/15/2009 12:20:12 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: smokingfrog

Appears to be holding at 8,000 ft. May be heading toward Denver.


24 posted on 10/15/2009 12:21:22 PM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: smokingfrog

It is east of the mountains and it is windy with wind out of the west today in Colorado.


25 posted on 10/15/2009 12:22:36 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Bernard Madoff's ponzi scheme looks remarkably similar to the way Social Security works)
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To: smokingfrog

A jet airplane just showed up in the background!


26 posted on 10/15/2009 12:23:37 PM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: MtnClimber

It’s a beautiful picture with the mountains in the background.

It’s hard to tell if it’s loosing gas or if the helium has just shifted to one side. The flat/flopping side may slow it down some.


27 posted on 10/15/2009 12:26:30 PM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: smokingfrog

I am at 8500 ft elevation in mountains west of Denver. Temp here is 46F.


28 posted on 10/15/2009 12:26:42 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Bernard Madoff's ponzi scheme looks remarkably similar to the way Social Security works)
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To: smokingfrog

There is no way that balloon is a mile & a half high. I say a couple of thousand feet at most.


29 posted on 10/15/2009 12:28:32 PM PDT by HD1200
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To: MtnClimber

I hope he was wearing a jacket.

They are concerned that the thin plywood capsule is too weak to handle a hard landing.


30 posted on 10/15/2009 12:28:35 PM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: MtnClimber

Does that look like an ambulance following it?


31 posted on 10/15/2009 12:29:49 PM PDT by native texan
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To: NEMDF

Neighbor on HLN now saying the 6 year old is named Falcon.


32 posted on 10/15/2009 12:30:08 PM PDT by Harley (Life is Tough, But It's a Lot Tougher When You're a Liberal. Stop Global Whining Now.)
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To: HD1200

A telephoto lens can distort perspective, but when they showed the cars on the ground trying to follow it, it definitely appeared to be lower than 8,000 ft.


33 posted on 10/15/2009 12:30:14 PM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: Harley

Well, if he survives this, he’s gonna earn that name.


34 posted on 10/15/2009 12:30:55 PM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: NEMDF
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2665/4014303481_f9445c549c.jpg

35 posted on 10/15/2009 12:32:07 PM PDT by wolficatZ
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To: ConservativeMan55

Just for giggles, I called Goodyear and they said they’d pass on the info. I also told the Goodyear lady to contact any other companies who might have an airship, just in case they didn’t have one near.


36 posted on 10/15/2009 12:32:15 PM PDT by myheroesareDeadandRegistered
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To: smokingfrog

It looks like an Army Blackhawk helicopter may have just showed up.


37 posted on 10/15/2009 12:32:30 PM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: smokingfrog

He’s down to about 900 feet above ground now.


38 posted on 10/15/2009 12:32:59 PM PDT by Harley (Life is Tough, But It's a Lot Tougher When You're a Liberal. Stop Global Whining Now.)
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To: smokingfrog

seems to be going down..


39 posted on 10/15/2009 12:33:45 PM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: native texan

It does not look very high, but the wind looks strong. For those with no TV it is shaped like a silver flying saucer with a basket attached directly underneath.


40 posted on 10/15/2009 12:34:02 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Bernard Madoff's ponzi scheme looks remarkably similar to the way Social Security works)
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To: NEMDF

Concern now is that he may have already fell out. Oh my god.


41 posted on 10/15/2009 12:34:12 PM PDT by Harley (Life is Tough, But It's a Lot Tougher When You're a Liberal. Stop Global Whining Now.)
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To: smokingfrog

Amazing! It seems to have almost stopped. Prayers answered,


42 posted on 10/15/2009 12:35:52 PM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: NEMDF

It just landed.


43 posted on 10/15/2009 12:36:21 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: smokingfrog

It has now made a slow, soft landing. There is an ambulance on the scene.


44 posted on 10/15/2009 12:36:57 PM PDT by mak5
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To: mak5

On the ground, gentle as a thistle seed.


45 posted on 10/15/2009 12:38:26 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 266 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: mak5

still no sign of the kid


46 posted on 10/15/2009 12:38:27 PM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: smokingfrog

just landing. Someone grabbed the line. Punching holes in balloon now. Basket looks like no one is inside.


47 posted on 10/15/2009 12:39:28 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Bernard Madoff's ponzi scheme looks remarkably similar to the way Social Security works)
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To: smokingfrog

NO KID IN THE BALLOON!!!

So where’s the kid?


48 posted on 10/15/2009 12:40:26 PM PDT by wolficatZ
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To: MtnClimber
Basket looks like no one is inside.

Yeah activity wrong for anyone in there. people just standing around.

49 posted on 10/15/2009 12:40:43 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 266 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: MtnClimber

Reporting no one inside the balloon...?


50 posted on 10/15/2009 12:41:07 PM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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