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 A Safe Landing For Two Eagles Balloon

TheTwo Eagles balloon pilots have landed safely in the ocean about four miles off the Baja coast near La Poza Grande, their ground crew reported Saturday morning. "The pilots made a controlled descent to a gentle water landing," the team wrote in an update."The balloon is stable and still inflated and the pilots are fine." Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev launched from Japan a week ago.


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 First Officer Lands Delta Jet as Captain Locked Out of Cockpit

A jammed door in a Delta Airlines jet left the captain locked out of the cockpit during a flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas Thursday, leaving the first officer to complete the flight in the right seat. Delta 1651 otherwise landed uneventfully and on time at McCarran International Airport.


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 Trans-Pacific Balloonists Exceed Distance Record (Updated)

The Two Eagles balloon crew that launched last week in Japan has now achieved one of its goals -- the flight on Thursday passed 5,260 miles, the current world record for distance in a gas balloon. Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev are also on track to beat the record for time aloft, just over 137 hours, if they keep flying until Friday morning.


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 Investigators: AirAsia First Officer At Controls Before Crash

The first officer of the AirAsia jet that crashed into Java Sea in December was at the controls as the aircraft stalled into the ocean, investigators said Thursday. The Airbus A320 disappeared from radar en route to Singapore, killing all 162 people on board. Recovery efforts continue for bodies and pieces of the aircraft as the flight and data recorders, retrieved earlier this month, are analyzed. So far the data revealed the jet went into a steep climb and then stalled before the crash.


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