Talk:6-year-old boy in Colorado found alive, unhurt after runaway balloon allegedly carried him away

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just caught this on channel 7. Scott Sanchez (talk) 18:55, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Review of revision 897227 [Passed][edit]

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Press Conference with police:

  • Condition unknown
  • Unknown what boy is wearing
Well that was about it. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 19:17, 15 October 2009 (UTC)
6:11 p.m. eastern time
  • Boy found hiding a box in attic inside a garage at his Fort Collins home.
  • 2 brothers of the previously missing boy told authorities he was in balloon, authorities believed them. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 22:12, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Physics?[edit]

  • Has there been any coverage of the simple physics of the lifting body versus the weight of the craft and potential cargo? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.248.123.121 (talk) 23:04, 15 October 2009 (UTC)
I haven't seen any, but a back of stamp calculation - lifting power of Helium is about 1kg/m3, so assuming a 6 year old would weigh about 20kg, that would equate to 20m3, not taking into account the weight of any other payload/structure. I'm not sure of the dimensions of the balloon, but seems in the right order of magnitude. Leigh (talk) 01:23, 16 October 2009 (UTC)