Wednesday, November 28, 2007
As the balloon with two passengers aboard took off, the vent ropes caught [the wife] by the ankle and hoisted her into the air.
Strong winds prevented John Long from returning to the take-off site, so he aimed for trees in the hope that his wife, who was dangling upside down, could grab onto something and untangle herself. After hitting one of the trees, she fell through the roof of a barn, landing on rotting floorboards.
And the students think we make these things up...