Safety concerns cause cancellation of competitive flight
Longview — Not today, the sky said.
Racers were philosophical early Tuesday as the first competition flight of the U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championship was canceled for safety reasons.
“We’re in first place — everybody’s in first place,” Sheri Gibson said, shortly after the 6:30 a.m. announcement that low clouds and high winds would sweep away chances for a flight. “We haven’t lost one yet.”
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