The French-made balloon was wrecked on Thursday afternoon after a small burst in high winds by gusts. It is considered as a serious lost of tourist activities list and an ever huge financial lost of Hon Tam Resort. Fortunately, there were no human casualities in this incident.
The balloon, that was bought from France for EUR1.2 million (US$1.57 million) in 2008, had a diameter of 22 meters and was covered by 46 pieces of colorful heat- and pressure-resistant plastic. It contained approximately 6,000 cubic meters of Helium and natural gas. Its basket could hold up to 25 people at a height of 150 meters.
The balloon will be sent to U.S for repairing. We look forward to seeing the balloon come back to Nha Trang's blue sky, to serve tourists with the only panoramic views from a balloon in Vietnam.