In what may be one of the most horrifying accidents Iíve heard of involving an attraction, a mother and her 3-year-old child perished soon after climbing aboard a hot-air balloon attraction in China. According to the photos the attraction simply had a pair of seats strapped to the bottom of a balloon and was suppose to just lift the riders slowly into the air to enjoy the view and then bring them back down. The onlookers watched in horror as the ropes to keep the balloon tethered to the ground broke free and the 31-year-old mother and child quickly soared into the skies until they were lost from sight. It is believed that the hot-air balloon rose to about 10,000 feet in the air before it exploded and sent them plunging back to earth where they perished upon impact.