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Goodyear blimp crashes in Coral Springs


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A Goodyear blimp crash-landed Thursday near Sample Road and Coral Ridge Drive in an industrial park and the two people aboard were trapped inside while electrical crews cleared the site, authorities said.


The ``Stars & Stripes'' blimp may have gotten tangled in power lines when it went down near Pompano Beach Air Park, where it's based, said Coral Springs police spokesman Mike Moser.










The two people on board weren't injured, said Kathleen Bergen, spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration. FAA investigators were on the scene.


Authorities said bad weather might have forced the blimp down. There were thunderstorms in the area at the time.


The blimp is one of three Goodyear blimps based in the United States. Goodyear leases about 32 acres at the air park as a blimp base, according to the park's Web site.


The other two are the Spirit of Goodyear, based in Akron, Ohio, and the Spirit of America, based in Carson, Calif.


The airship, according to Goodyear, is 192 feet long and 59 feet high. It holds more than 202,000 cubic feet of helium and air. The ship has a maximum speed of 50 mph with a cruising speed of 30 mph. It can carry a pilot and six passengers.





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