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Runaway Beer Blimp Loose Over New Brunswick


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From CBC;

21-metre Budweiser blimp in shape of hockey goal light broke its tether Saturday in Saint John

Cassie Williams CBC News

Posted:Apr 28, 2014 2:52 PM AT

Last Updated:Apr 28, 2014 2:52 PM AT

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The loose blimp is expected to touch down somewhere near Sussex. (Submitted by Erin Tarantino/Twitter)

In the skies over New Brunswick, you may see something unusual and no, its not a bird, a plane or Superman.

A two storey, 21-metre-long Budweiser blimp in the shape of a hockey goal light is loose after breaking from its tether at a Saint John ball hockey tournament Saturday afternoon.

According to Transport Canadas Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Reporting System (CADOR), the blimp was last reported floating 1,200 to 1,500 metres up.

The report says the blimp was travelling northeast at approximately 11 km/h and is expected to descend somewhere over Sussex, N.B.

It's not clear when the blimp will come back down to earth.

A Notice to Airmen alert was issued for the Moncton airport and the Saint John flight service station, but CADORS does not expect the loose blimp to impact operations.

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