[aprssig] [APRS] Keith Sproul WU2Z injured at ABQ Balloon Festival (fwd)

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Fri Oct 10 19:48:20 EDT 2008

One of these reports says Keith was upgraded from critical to
"serious" condition.  Prayers and best wishes go to you for a fast
recovery Keith!

Prayers go out for the family of Stephen as well.

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Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 19:31:21 -0400
From: James - KB7TBT <kb7tbt at gmail.com>
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Subject: [APRS] Keith Sproul WU2Z injured at ABQ Balloon Festival



One dead, one critically injured after 'Wings of Wind' balloon crashes into
powerline near N.M. 528.
The two people who were aboard the "Wings of Wind" hot-air balloon when it
crashed this morning have been identified by Kathie Leyendecker, a
spokeswoman for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, according to
The Associated Press.

Killed in the crash was Stephen Lachendro, and the balloon's creator, Keith
Sproul, was critically injured in the accident, Leyendecker said.

Leyendecker said she did not know where the victims were from, nor who was
flying the balloon. The balloon was registered to a New Jersey pilot, she
told the AP.

Lachendro was found dead at the scene lying on the side of a ditch, Sproul
was unconscious and was flown by helicopter to a local hospital, authorities
said. A hospital spokesman said Sproul was in critical condition today
afternoon, the AP reported.

NEGARC Activities Manager

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