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Colorado / Mystery Balloon Flight #958729

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 15, 2009
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(Studio: David Gregory) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Lee Cowan) The drama in Colorado with a runaway homemade helium balloon believed to be carrying a 6-year-old boy reviewed; scenes shown of the balloon in the sky, balloon builder Richard Heene in home videos and on the reality show “Wife Swap” and young Falcon Heene, who was later found safe at home. [Neighbor Bob LICKO†, friend Ryan TOOL†- comment.] [Aviation expert Greg FEITH†- explains how far the balloon could have drifted.]

(Studio: David Gregory; Denver: Leanne Gregg) The mystery surrounding Falcon’s disappearance discussed.

Gregory, David;
Cowan, Lee;
Gregg, Leanne

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