Hot Air Balloon in Australia – level 3

21-01-2021 15:00

A hot air balloon with 9 people on board ran low on fuel and it was not able to land properly in the Australian State of Victoria. The pilot said that the wind did not behave the way that people had forecasted, either.

Instead of landing, the hot air balloon drifted over the bay. There were fears of ditching into the ocean but a passing boat saw it and moved towards the balloon. The pilot was then able to safely offload the passengers. They had to go one by one because as soon as someone jumped out, the balloon started taking off again.

People praised the pilot for his actions and for remaining calm.

Difficult words: forecast (to tell how the weather is going to be), drift (to be carried slowly by air), ditch (to make a forced landing on water), praise (to say that somebody did something well).

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