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A PETROL station owner and an Iraqi adventurer trying to fly from Oregon to Montana in tandem lawn chairs suspended from party balloons made a hard landing after having to abort their flight due to thunderstorms.

Kent Couch and Fareed Lafta were about seven hours into their flight when they were forced to descend, coming down near a reservoir about 30 miles east of their starting point.

But after they scrambled out of the contraption, it floated up again, flight organiser Mark Knowles said. Earlier, about 90 volunteers and several hundred onlookers counted down and then cheered as the pair lifted off from Mr Couch's petrol station.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jul 16, 2012
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