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Listening Task 14


It is generally thought that an accident is the result of somebody’s error or neglect. This tragic incident occurred in spite of Jaeger being a famous balloonist with a great deal of experience and expertise. As a fellow-balloonist, Gerry, who tells the story, is well aware of the skill necessary to inflate a balloon without any help. It is particularly tragic that nobody will ever know exactly what happened.

Augsberg
ballooning centre
sandbags
to inflate
off the net
load-ring is attached
stiffened by the dew
a hut
Herr Jaeger
onlookers
sparks and flashes
high-tension wires
the hydrogen gas
hydrogen pipe
to loose and fall