Six-year-old Falcon Heene was believed to be trapped in a homemade hot air balloon which was flying near 10,000 feet in the air over South Denver, Colorado, on October 15, 2009.http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/10/15/colorado.boy.balloon/index.html1
The balloon returned to the ground around 3:30 p.m. EST later that day, however Heene was not in the balloon at the time of the landing.
Heene was later found alive in the attic of the family's home. It appears that he never left the home.
Heene and his other family members, including brother Ryo Heene, father Richard Heene and mother Mayumi Heene, were featured on the ABC reality series Wife Swap earlier in 2009.
Fast Facts Six-year-old Falcon Heene was believed to have climbed into an experimental hot air balloon
Balloon was believed to have taken off with the boy inside
Balloon launched from his parents' home in Fort Collins, Colorado
Balloon was filled with helium, reaching nearly 10,000 in altitude
Unconfirmed reports stated the boy may have fallen out
Boy's brother saw the boy climb into the craft before it launched
Balloon made of mylar, resembling a UFO
Landed at around 3:30 p.m. EST
Boy was not in the balloon when it landed
Boy later found hiding in the attic of the family's garage