Miss Ada MacDonald Balloonist 1890

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Miss Ada MacDonald Balloonist 1890 - Tnrllllag Experience of a Lady Balloonist. I...
Tnrllllag Experience of a Lady Balloonist. I Pal I Moll Qaseiie.l There was an exciting scene at a Foresters Whitsuntide fete at Pontypridd, near Car diff, nn Monday evening. One of the attractions attractions was the descent from a balloon by means of a parachut nf a London parachutist parachutist named Miss Ada Macdnna'd. A hot-air hot-air hot-air balloon was inflated, and Miss Macdonald had a thick strap laslened about her waist the strap being attached to tbe bottom of the balloon. Several persons held the back of a small wicker chair upon which tbe sir I sat with her back toward the balloon. balloon. The cry "Let go" wss raised, and the balloon shot up, but the men holding tbe chair let go too soon, and the consequence was that the cordage betw een the chair and the parachute straightened wiih a violent jer,. an.t toe young woman. Uj the horror oi nu presen i. was jerked out ot the chair and nuns susoenceu oy tne oell. lhe ballon' was ascending With great velocity, and J ib whne the girl seemed helplessly strna- strna- gltngmthe air among the cordage of the parachute. After the ou loon had ascended between 2.000 and 3.000 feet, the parachute suddenly passed underneath the girl, and she was seen to break loose from the balloon with the parachute still below her. Happily, after a few seconds of headlong descent, tbe parachute opened, and falling rapidly, dropped into a held near lhe town. Miss .urn aonaia was tsKen to ner lodgings with a dislocated ank e. and smlenng severely iiuin we ruecu oi me shock -to -to uef system mi t oi

Clipped from The Cincinnati Enquirer19 Jun 1890, ThuPage 4

The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio)19 Jun 1890, ThuPage 4
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