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21. 03. 99
Breitling Orbiter 3 has landed successfully

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19:30 GMT: The press conference for the return of Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones will take place approximately at 12:00 (Swiss time) (11:00GMT) on Monday 22nd March, in the big Swissair Hangar at the Geneva International Airport, as soon as the aircraft bringing the team back, arrives.

From 06 :00 the journalists can obtain their accreditations from the Press Centre, upon presenting their press card and identity papers. Access into the conference area will not be possible before 07 :00.

The conference will be open to the public, please follow the signs.

08:10 GMT: The end of a beautiful adventure

The Breitling Orbiter 3 has made a perfect landing Sunday, March 21st in the south-east of Egypt, at 06.00 GMT (Lat. 26.9N / Long. 28.21E). It has been flying for 19 days, 21 hours, and 55 minutes, and has eaten all previous records of duration and distance.

The crew will be flown back to Switzerland today, and a press conference open to the public should take place at Geneva International Airport. We will give out the time of the pilots return to Switzerland as soon as possible.

preceding index

day after day
21.03.99: Breitling Orbiter 3 has landed successfully
20.03.99: Breitling Orbiter 3 : Round the world balloon flight completed
19.03.99: The finishing line in sight
18.03.99: Breitling Orbiter 2 days away from happiness
16.03.99: Breitling Orbiter 3 at 180 km/h over Mexico
15.03.99: Breitling Orbiter 3 dashes towards Mexico
14.03.99: Breitling Orbiter 3 close to the Equator
13.03.99: Breitling Orbiter 3 zigzags between storms
12.03.99: Breitling Orbiter 3 half-way through
11.03.99: Two options available over the Pacific
10.03.99: Breitling Orbiter 3: China behind, Pacific ahead
09.03.99: 24 hours on the edge of the 26th parallel
08.03.99: Breitling Orbiter over India
07.03.99: Breitling Orbiter 3 is the only competitor left in the race
06.03.99: Permission refused to fly over military zone in Yemen
05.03.99: An extra passenger on board
04.03.99: Tomorrow Egypt
03.03.99: Jetstreams for tomorrow
02.03.99: Breitling Orbiter 3 close to Morocco
01.03.99: Great start !
28.02.99: Imminent Start

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