Saturday, December 15, 2007

Air Farce One

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.

FOOTNOTE: Up, up and away.

4 comments:

Seamus said...

That would've been a nasty surprise for some hapless aircraft!

Les Becker said...

Can you imagine the trouble that COULD have caused?! Unreal. Incredibly stupid prank.

Janice Thomson said...

Some folk are definitely more than a brick short of a load.

The Egel Nest said...

Alternate Footnote:

Apparently, it was NOT a good-year...

Bradley
The Egel Nest