Fisher's Balloon Caught in Gale - and Electric Wires!

This article reports on an exhibition flight of Carl Fisher's balloon, "Indiana." The flight took place a little over a week prior to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's national championship balloon races. At the helm was the balloon's creator, George Bumbaugh, who was also Fisher's mentor in this craft. Fisher was not aboard for what proved to be a harrowing flight when the vessel was caught up in heavy winds and briefly became entangled in electric wiresstrung on poles near the Speedway. Good read.
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