Maybe a different gift next time

DERRY, N.H. (AP) - September 15, 2008

The Massachusetts man was given a ride in a hot air balloon for his birthday.

Some present.

The 63-year-old Avery ended up with two broken legs and two broken ankles.

A half hour after lift off, the wind came up forcing a hard landing in Sandown, New Hampshire.

The gift was from Avery's daughter.

He'll now miss six weeks of work.

But Avery says once he's healed, he'd try another balloon ride.

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