Branson sends commiserations to balloon adventurer

Sir Richard Branson has sent his commiserations to fellow balloon adventurer Jonathan Trappe who was forced to stop his bid to cross the Atlantic using helium balloons after a technical fault.

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Commiserations to Jonathan Trappe, who has abandoned his UP-style cluster balloon crossing. I know how you must feel! http://t.co/MZ2lnE9ZuE

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Balloon ocean crossing abandoned

An adventurer appears to have been forced to abandon his attempt to become the first person to cross the Atlantic using helium balloons. Jonathan Trappe was forced to land after a technical fault.