Pilots Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev in the capsule of the Two Eagles balloon. 25 Jan 2015
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Record-breaking balloonists aim for Mexico landing

Balloonists trying to break two world records for crossing the Pacific have been forced to change course off the coast of California and head for Mexico rather than Canada.

The two adventurers. an American and a Russian, are trying to break the record for the longest flight by distance and by time in an old-style helium balloon.

Alastair Leithead reports from Los Angeles.

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