Helium balloon pilots land after historic 7,000-mile flight 

January 31, 2015 3:45 PM

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Helium balloon pilots land after historic 7,000-mile flight 

The Two Eagles team took off from Saga, Japan, and touched down safely on Saturday off the Coast of Mexico, shattering two long-standing records.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon landed safely off the coast of Mexico early Saturday after an audacious, nearly 7,000-mile-long trip across the Pacific Ocean that shattered two long-standing records for ballooning.

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