A high-tech U.S. military blimp equipped with radar to help detect a missile attack came loose from its moorings in Maryland and floated into Pennsylvania. Linda So reports.
The runaway military blimp
This high-tech U.S. military blimp is supposed to be tethered to the ground at an Army base in Maryland.
But for some reason, it tore loose, and floated 16,000 feet into the air over Pennsylvania.
Since then, officials say the blimp has descended near the ground.
Two F-16 fighter jets were tracking the blimp.
Officials with the North American Aerospace Defense Command or NORAD say the blimp poses no threat to communities.
The blimp is equipped with radar to help detect a missile attack.
It’s not immediately clear how the blimp became detached.