They were two of the biggest names in the sport of balloon-racing - both hall of famers, world record holders and winners of some of ballooning's most prestigious awards.
The apparent deaths of veteran pilots Richard Abruzzo and Carol Rymer Davis during a European gas balloon race has rocked... more »
The America's Challenge gas balloon race in New Mexico will pay tribute to two balloonists who disappeared last week in the Adriatic Sea.
The deputy director of the race says pilots are being asked to hang two chile ristras, or strings of dried chiles, from their balloons, which are... more »
The family of missing Colorado balloonist Carol Rymer Davis released a statement Monday thanking searchers for their efforts to find her and a balloonist from New Mexico missing in the Adriatic Sea.
The Italian coast guard called off the search Monday after a final attempt to locate Richard Abruzzo,... more »
The search for a pair of missing American balloonists has entered its final day with a robotic vehicle scanning the seabed of the Adriatic Sea for any remains.
Coast guard spokesman Lt. Massimo Maccheroni said Monday would be the last day of the search for Richard Abruzzo and Carol... more »
A balloon carrying a Colorado woman and her flight partner plunged from the sky at 50 mph, making survival of the pair unlikely.
Carol Rymer-Davis of Denver and Richard Abruzzo of Albuquerque have been missing since Wednesday, when their balloon disappeared during a thunderstorm over the Adriatic Sea. The... more »
The Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Center has expanded its search for two American balloonists who disappeared in rough weather over the Adriatic.
The search for balloon pilots Richard Abruzzo and Carol Rymer-Davis, of Colorado, extended to 14 miles off the Italian coast as it resumed for a second day... more »
Coast guards are hunting for a pair of missing American balloonists last detected piloting their craft over the Adriatic Sea in rough weather, officials said Wednesday.
Richard Abruzzo and Carol Rymer Davis were participating in the 54th Gordon Bennett Gas Balloon Race, an annual race in which teams of... more »