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Old June 17th 05, 05:07 PM
john smith
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Default Stars & Stripes "crash" in Florida

Just heard on NPR that the Goodyear blimp, "STARS & STRIPES" crashed
after takeoff from Pompono Beach Florida a short while ago.
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Old June 17th 05, 06:06 PM
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"john smith" wrote in message
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Just heard on NPR that the Goodyear blimp, "STARS & STRIPES" crashed after
takeoff from Pompono Beach Florida a short while ago.


Lots of news about it on the web. Here's one:

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/mld/l...n/11920626.htm



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Old June 17th 05, 08:56 PM
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looked like it was raining pretty hard in the newsreel footage..
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"john smith" wrote in message
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Just heard on NPR that the Goodyear blimp, "STARS & STRIPES" crashed after
takeoff from Pompono Beach Florida a short while ago.



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Old June 17th 05, 09:47 PM
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BTIZ wrote:

looked like it was raining pretty hard in the newsreel footage..


Newsreel? That was the Hindenburg you saw there.

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Old June 18th 05, 12:21 AM
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looked like it was raining pretty hard in the newsreel footage..

Newsreel? That was the Hindenburg you saw there.


Oh, the humanity!

But it really was a nasty storm they were flying in. From the TV footage,
it's hard to tell whether they were trying to come down, or whether a
down-draft drove them down, but they hit hard and the crew was trapped
inside the wreckage, briefly.

Apparently they were unhurt, however, so that's the good news.
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Old June 18th 05, 12:36 AM
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Jay Honeck wrote:

From the TV footage,
it's hard to tell whether they were trying to come down, or whether a
down-draft drove them down, but they hit hard and the crew was trapped
inside the wreckage, briefly.


Witnesses said the aircraft came down tail first. Apparently they were trying to
climb.

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Old June 18th 05, 12:37 AM
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But it really was a nasty storm they were flying in.

What was a blimp doing flying in a thunderstorm?

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Old June 18th 05, 02:10 AM
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Jose wrote:
But it really was a nasty storm they were flying in.



What was a blimp doing flying in a thunderstorm?

Jose

Crashing? ;-)
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Old June 18th 05, 03:08 AM
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Jose wrote:

What was a blimp doing flying in a thunderstorm?


Bad case of "gotta-get-there-itis."

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Old June 18th 05, 03:50 AM
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looked like it was raining pretty hard in the newsreel footage..


Newsreel? That was the Hindenburg you saw there.

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I knew I'd get someone... LOL
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