helium balloon tragedy averted | ahmedabad news - times of india - polycarbonate material
AHMEDABAD: when the star attraction of Lake Kankaria-the helium bolt system-avoided a major disaster on Sunday night
The balloon suddenly swayed with the wind, stuck in a nearby tree.
Some branches pass through the balloon, pierce the balloon and ground it.
For the next 20 days, there will be no rides until the agency repairs balloons or completely replaces them with new balloons.
The balloon has made several trips and is waiting for more tourists to board the plane.
The operator stopped all boarding until the wind became favorable.
In the evening, a sudden gust of wind forced the balloon to swing to the limit of the tether, and finally it was trapped in the tree.
The branch punctured the balloon.
"A speedometer is installed on the top of the balloon to measure wind speed.
If the wind speed exceeds 24 knots, we usually do not take off.
From the beginning of the morning, the wind speed is 5 to 6 knots, no more than 10 knots. But around 6.
At fifteen o'clock P. M. , our sensors showed that the wind speed reached 20 knots.
We immediately asked everyone on board to come out safely.
In the next few minutes, the wind speed reached more than 65 knots.
At this moment, we tried desperately to tie the balloon, but the wind pushed it aside and it hit a tree.
It swung back and hit a branch that finally pierced it, "said the operator of the Ahmedabad Eye helium balloon, Gul Thawani.
Gul claims that the balloon is a mixture of nylon and polyester material and is very strong. The UK-
The technicians of Linde strand technology, which erected balloons during the Delhi Commonwealth Games, will be in the city next week to assess the damage.
"Then the engineer will decide whether to replace the balloon with a new balloon," Thawani said . ".
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