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Balloon Flight / Yost / Gibraltar #485704

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 12, 1976
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(Studio) Balloonist Edward Yost reaches Gibraltar today after attempting and failing to complete 1st balloon crossing of Atlantic.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Gibraltar) Yost picked up by West German freighter north of Azores on Sunday Today he goes ashore at Gibraltar. Yost says purpose not only to make 1st Atlantic crossing, but to set endurance and distance records, which he did; these noted. [YOST - speaks of building balloon and expense.] Yost doesn't want to try it again. Trip proves technology for long balloon trip exists.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John

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