Two balloonists make record flight across Pacific Ocean


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http://www.pacificballoon.com/Flight_Status.php

Spent 160 hours aloft from Japan to just off coast of Baja Mexico.

Is it still a record if you splash into the water? Maybe balloon records are different, but in the airplane category, I think you must land at a real airport.

Interesting side note: FAI regulations state that the pilot must be alive for one day after the record attempt / flight. Eliminates the possibility of someone crash landing at the end the flight but still claiming the record.