Friday, May 20, 2016

Gefa-Flug AS 105 GD, G-MRME, Airship Over Atlanta: Incident occurred May 20, 2016 in Fishtown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date: 20-MAY-16
Time: 22:40:00Z
Regis#: GMRME
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Philadelphia FSDO-17
State: Pennsylvania


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A blimp has made an emergency landing and deflated at a construction site next to a Philadelphia highway.

No injuries have been reported on the two-passenger blimp or on the ground where it landed, near the SugarHouse Casino.

The blimp floated over the Delaware River on Friday night before going down in the Fishtown neighborhood along Interstate 95. A section of the highway was closed briefly while crews secured the area and inspected the blimp.

It’s unclear what caused the blimp to go down. Police say the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have been notified.

The blimp displayed advertising for adhesives company Bostik Inc., based in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. The company’s nighttime phone number has rung unanswered.

Original article can be found here:

FISHTOWN (WPVI) -- A blimp made an emergency landing Friday night in Fishtown.

It happened just before 6:47 p.m. on the 1900 block of Richmond Street.

Police say a two-passenger blimp had to make an emergency landing, and deflated in a construction zone near SugarHouse Casino.

No injuries were reported.

Interstate 95 northbound at Girard will be closed temporarily as the Federal Aviation Administration investigates.

Original article can be found here:

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Fire crews are responding to a blimp that was forced to make an emergency landing this afternoon near Sugarhouse Casino.

The blimp landed in the city’s Fishtown section near Beach and Richmond Streets.

Officials say that no injuries have been reported. There are also no outages or issues reported in the area.

Authorities say they received the call about the two-passenger blimp at 6:47 p.m.

Original article can be found here:

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