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A BRITISH hot air balloon enthusiast has been killed in a sledging accident in the Alps.
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Always sad to hear about the passing of a fellow aeronaut, this from the Daily Mirror in the UK. Dated 13th Jan 2006
Christopher Williams, 45, had finished dinner with friends at a mountain refuge when he spotted a sledge outside and jumped on it.
But as he hurtled down a ski run at 50mph he hit a snowmobile.
Tree surgeon Mr Williams, from Tring, Herts, died at the scene near San Candido, Italy.
He had been on his third annual visit to a balloon festival.
Friend Mike Horn, his balloon pilot, said: "There was a party and sledges and snowmobiles were provided to return from the hut.
"He had wanted to get back down the mountain first. He went on a sledge but he went on the wrong piste."
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