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.
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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