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Jonathan Trappe, Balloonist, Fails In Attempt To Cross Atlantic After Just 12 Hours (VIDEO)

13/09/2013 10:43 BST | Updated 13/09/2013 11:05 BST

Jonathan Trappe’s attempt to become the first person ever to cross the Atlantic using 370 helium balloons has come back to earth in failure – only 12 hours into the journey.

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Jonathan Trappe took off yesterday

Hundreds of multicolored balloons were used to launch the balloonist for a trans-Atlantic crossing look like a page taken from the script of the movie "Up."

Sadly, Trappe was forced to make an early landing in Newfoundland, Canada, due to a technical issue.