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Author Topic: Experimental Airship Damaged  (Read 536 times)
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« on: October 08, 2013, 01:39:02 pm »

An experimental airship was damaged when part of the roof of the hanger collapsed last night.  Helium is leaking from the ship.  Read the article at
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/experimental-dirigible-airship-damaged-in-partial-roof-collapse-at-former-calif-military-base/2013/10/07/acc4e9c4-2fb2-11e3-9ddd-bdd3022f66ee_story.html
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2013, 06:58:21 pm »

The damage could be expensive... But the real danger comes in losing the hangar because Orange County (California) will be taking possession of the land and the old WWII hangar on it.  Since the hangar is damaged, Orange County may not be able to afford the repairs and Aeroscraft may lose the lease of the hangar altogether.

This article has more details:
http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-1008-airship-20131008,0,7221265.story

The entrepreneur who came up with the project is a real character:
http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-1008-airship-20131008,0,7221265.story
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