Friday, October 16, 2009

Balloon Boy Fast Facts Recap

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.

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

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