Pacific Balloon Crossing Unofficially Breaks World Records
The crew of Two Eagles looks to have set new records for gas balloon flight duration and distance, but officials have yet to confirm the numbers.By Evan Thomas | January 31, 2015
Two balloonists landed safely in Mexico Saturday, ending a flight that looks to have set two new world records.
“The pilots: an American, Troy Bradley; and a top Russian balloonist Leonid Tiukhtyaev,” the BBC’s Alistair Leithead said.
Their balloon, Two Eagles, launched from Japan on Sunday, January 18. It made a water landing off the coast of Baja California Saturday afternoon. (Video via KRQE)