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04/09/15<br />
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***WITH VIDEO***<br />
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Hot air balloon pilots attempt to dip their baskets into the river Derwent before taking off again above Chatsworth House.  A mass launch at dawn this morning marked the start of the three-day Chatsworth Country Fair in the Derbyshire Peak District.<br />
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A Chatsworth park ranger said: "They try to do it every year, but I've only ever seen one manage it before - they need conditions to be perfect - I think it's like the holy grail for the pilots"<br />
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Another crew member shouted down from his basket that his pilot didn't want to get his new shoes wet after failing to get low enough for a splash-down.<br />
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