Lost beer blimp found
Labatt Breweries says it has found a 21-metre promotional blimp that broke free from a tether in New Brunswick and later crashed in the woods northeast of Saint John.
Company spokesman Wade Keller says information from a local resident helped guide a small, private plane to the crash site.
Keller says the partially deflated balloon is tangled in trees on private property.
The two-storey balloon broke free on Saturday at about 2 p.m. as it was being lowered due to gusting winds.
The helium-filled blimp has nothing on board other than lights.
Flight officials in Moncton and Saint John were warned about the balloon, and Transport Canada issued warnings to pilots in southern New Brunswick.
Comments on this story are pre-moderated and approval times may vary. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.
Read more Canada News
- Family condemns RCMP BC - 7:49 pm
- Child pornography sentencePenticton / S. Okanagan - 6:13 pm
- Bobbitt hearing continuesPenticton / S. Okanagan - 6:16 pm
- Inquest into teen's Mill deathVernon / N. Okanagan - 4:30 pm