Thursday, June 24, 2010

Archduke Joseph Ferdinand "twice near death"

June 24, 1910

By cable to the Chicago Tribune.

Archduke Joseph Ferdinand of Austria "had an exciting time today." He made a "balloon ascent" with several engineers. A storm came up while the balloon was in the air, and twice, the balloon was "driven into the Danube. The second time the balloon went into the water, the "occupants of the car were the water up to their necks before the balloon was sufficiently lightened to permit to cross the river."

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