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13/09/2013 06:43 BST | Updated 13/09/2013 07:05 BST

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

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.