Our Investment Is, Er, Up In The Air
Burnley Football Club in the UK had to call air traffic control after a promotional blimp was cut free during its maiden flight. The blimp, proudly displaying the club crest, was flown above Turf Moor ahead of the match against Queens Park Rangers. But within 90 minutes of it taking off, someone had scaled a wall, climbed on to the container it was attached to and cut through the reinforced steel tether. Experts said the helium-filled balloon could have travelled as far as Scotland. The club alerted air traffic control over the incident and the matter has been reported to the police. Footage from CCTV cameras, which sweep the car park where the balloon was tethered, did not capture the incident.
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