A balloonist who lifted off Thursday morning from Caribou, Maine for a trans-Atlantic flight attempt to Europe, ended up landing near Lark Harbour on Newfoundland’s west coast.
The Bangor Daily News website http://bangordailynews.com/ reports that Jonathan Trappe lifted off around 6:30 a.m. Thursday from a Caribou field under a colorful umbrella of hundreds of cluster balloons.
He ended up landing near Lark Harbour about 6:30 p.m. local time.
A post on Trappe’s Facebook page said he landed in a remote location: “Landed safe, at an alternate location. Remote,” Trappe posted around 7:45 p.m. “I put the exposure canopy up on the boat. Will stay here for the night.”
TC Media is attempting to contact Trappe and will provide more information later.