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Research balloon crashes after take-off in Australia

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A scientific research balloon, which was expected to fly at high altitude to record experiments and observations with expensive technical equipment, has crashed during take-off in Australia.

A car was damaged as the balloon crashed to the ground, however reports say that the equipment onboard was not damaged on impact.

The crash was blamed on strong gusts of wind.

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