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During which race, Belarusian air force shot down a gas balloon, killing two Americans on 12 September 1995?

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During which race, Belarusian air force shot down a gas balloon, killing two Americans on 12 September 1995?
posted Jan 4, 2016 by Tapesh Kulkarni

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In the race, 3 gas balloons entered Belarusian air space. The organisers had informed Belarus about the race in May and flight plans had been filed. The crews of the other two balloons, one of which was forced to land, were fined for entering Belarus without a visa and released. Afterwards, Belarus did not apologise or offer compensation.

answer Apr 29 by Rajni
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