‘Shoot It Down!’: The Tragic Tale Of Two American Balloonists Over Belarus

John Stuart-Jervis and Alan Fraenckel were in good spirits on September 12, 1995. They had a chance to win a prestigious international balloon race and were eager to…

John Stuart-Jervis and Alan Fraenckel were in good spirits on September 12, 1995. They had a chance to win a prestigious international balloon race and were eager to cross into the airspace of Belarus, an exotic destination for the two Americans. However, the day was to end in tragedy with the two dead in a Belarusian forest after a military helicopter shot them down.

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