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  • 6-Year-Old Boy Floats Away in Homemade Flying Saucer

    The experimental balloon thought to be carrying a 6-year-old Colorado boy crashed near Denver this afternoon after a harrowing hour-long flight, but officials at the scene did not find boy aboard the aircraft.
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  • 6-Year-Old Boy Floats Away in Homemade Flying Saucer

    Falcon Heene and Ryo Heene.
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  • 6-Year-Old Boy Floats Away in Homemade Flying Saucer

    Authorities initially believed that Falcon Heene, 6, had climbed into the 20-foot aircraft, described by the sheriff's office as a "homemade flying saucer.
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  • 6-Year-Old Boy Floats Away in Homemade Flying Saucer

    When the police finally got to the balloon, they surrounded it and emptied the helium to prevent another takeoff.
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  • 6-Year-Old Boy Floats Away in Homemade Flying Saucer

    For all the turbulence the balloon had in flight, the landing was relatively gentle.
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  • 6-Year-Old Boy Floats Away in Homemade Flying Saucer

    The boy was not aboard, leading officials to speculate that the boy had either fallen out of the aircraft earlier in the flight, or never boarded the aircraft.
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  • 6-Year-Old Boy Floats Away in Homemade Flying Saucer

    Thursday afternoon a frantic chase occurred in the skies over Colorado to save a six-year old boy thought to be in an experimental balloon. When the balloon finally came to the ground, no boy was found.
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  • 6-Year-Old Boy Floats Away in Homemade Flying Saucer

    As helium came out of the balloon, it started to tip to one side and spun around frantically in the winds above Colorado.
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  • 6-Year-Old Boy Floats Away in Homemade Flying Saucer

    Police and the media followed the balloon as it twisted but didn't show any signs of life.
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  • 6-Year-Old Boy Floats Away in Homemade Flying Saucer

    The silver balloon was said to be able to fly as high as 10,000 feet above sea level.
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  • 6-Year-Old Boy Floats Away in Homemade Flying Saucer

    Six year old Falcon Heene was said to have been in the balloon. Here is his family who appeared on ABC's Wife Swap show. In the photo are: Bradford Heene, Richard Heene, Mayumi Heene, Falcon Heene, Ryo Heene.
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  • 6-Year-Old Boy Floats Away in Homemade Flying Saucer

    Six year old Falcon Heene was said to have been in the balloon. Here is his family who appeared on ABC's Wife Swap show. Here is a shot of the families from the episode. Falcon Heene, Richard Heene, Mayumi Heene, Bradford Heene, Ryo Heene, Sheree Silver, Sam Silver, Justin Silver, Andrew Silver.
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  • 6-Year-Old Boy Floats Away in Homemade Flying Saucer

    Bradford Heene, Falcon Heene, Ryo Heene and Richard Heene.
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