Nightly News   |  September 13, 2013

Up, up and away: Man tries flying with just balloons

An American balloonist attempts to cross the Atlantic Ocean using hundreds of helium-filled balloons as a lift. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> here's something lighter. fans of the movie "up" cheered for this guy. after all, it's not often in real, non animation life that a guy takes flight holding onto multi-colored balloons. jonathan trapp lifted off yesterday from maine. he hoped to cross the atlantic ocean to france. things seemed to be going well for a while until he ran into trouble controlling the more than 300 balloons above him. he was forced to land in newfoundland and did so without injury. so all in all, well done there.