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Dream deflated: American ends quest to cross Atlantic with helium balloons.

<a href='http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/13/world/americas/atlantic-balloon-crossing-aborted/'>Jonathan Trappe</a>, a fearless adventurer, has taken to the skies in a bid to become the first man to successfully cross the Atlantic Ocean in a balloon cluster. Trappe took off from Caribou, Maine, on Thursday morning, September 12, to begin a 2,500 mile journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Jonathan Trappe, a fearless adventurer, has taken to the skies in a bid to become the first man to successfully cross the Atlantic Ocean in a balloon cluster. Trappe took off from Caribou, Maine, on Thursday morning, September 12, to begin a 2,500 mile journey across the Atlantic Ocean.
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Jonathan Trappe, the American who aimed to cross the Atlantic Ocean suspended from 370 helium-filled balloons, has aborted his mission just 12 hours and about 470 miles into the journey, his Facebook page says.

The 39-year-old IT project manager from Raleigh, North Carolina, was forced to make an early landing in a remote part of Newfoundland, Canada, because of a technical issue.

"Hmm, this doesn't look like France," Trappe posted to his Facebook page late Thursday, along with the coordinates of his landing.

Via his messaging system, Trappe spoke to Barcroft Media, a British company he partnered with. He said he feared he might die as he attempted to crash-land his balloon contraption.

Trappe reaches incredible heights in his balloon cluster. It's not the first time he has crossed open seas. In May 2010 he became the first man to fly over the English Channel in a cluster balloon system. In 2011 he became the first person to fly over the Alps. Trappe reaches incredible heights in his balloon cluster. It's not the first time he has crossed open seas. In May 2010 he became the first man to fly over the English Channel in a cluster balloon system. In 2011 he became the first person to fly over the Alps.
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