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    Posted January 1, 2014 by
    Taipei, Taiwan
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    China Hot Air Balloon crashed down in Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands waters

    The China Fujian Province amateur Ham Radio club launched a hot air balloon to Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands to declaration of sovereignty on New Year's. The Taiwan Amateur Ham Radio using APRS(Automatic Packet Reporting System) to support and monitoring the entire status during on flight. Unfortunately the hot air balloon flight altitude from 10400 feet falling down to 2700 feet and then the radio signal disappear due to wind wrong or fuel shortage was crashed in Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands waters .The Taiwan Coast Guard contact with Japan Coast Guard to be support for emergency rescue.
    look at the flight route from :!mt=roadmap&z=11&call=a%2FBH3PZS-3&timerange=86400&tail=86400

    the news from CTARL (Chinese Taipei Amateur Radio League of Taiwan)
    Randson Huang /President

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