World balloon attempt fails

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The Independent Online
Steve Fossett's fourth attempt to pilot a balloon non-stop around the world ended on the edge of the Black Sea yesterday, stymied by low winds, low fuel, and equipment problems that left him shivering in his cockpit.

After flying about one-third of the way on his trip, which began in St Louis last Wednesday, the millionaire commodities trader landed smoothly about 50 miles north of Krasnodar, in Russia.

- AP, St Louis