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The man who tried to float across the Atlantic using balloons has failed. 
39-year-old Jonathan Trappe took off Thursday from Caribou, Maine in a craft lifted by 370 giant balloons filled with helium, but technical issues grounded the aviation enthusiast on the west coast of Newfoundland. Trappe, a licensed pilot, had successfully flown over the English Channel in 2010 using a cluster of large balloons.
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The man who tried to float across the Atlantic using balloons has failed. 

39-year-old Jonathan Trappe took off Thursday from Caribou, Maine in a craft lifted by 370 giant balloons filled with helium, but technical issues grounded the aviation enthusiast on the west coast of Newfoundland. Trappe, a licensed pilot, had successfully flown over the English Channel in 2010 using a cluster of large balloons.

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