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Last Section of Wayward Army Blimp to Be Removed From Pennsylvania Countryside Over Weekend

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    Military Recovers Runaway Blimp Parts

    After a runaway blimp crashed in central Pennsylvania Wednesday, crews plan to remove the main body Saturday. A Pennsylvania Air National Guard Chinook helicopter will lift the blimp’s hull out of the woods. (Published Friday, Oct. 30, 2015)

    The remaining section of an Army blimp that broke loose in Maryland and came to rest in the Pennsylvania countryside will be removed over the weekend.

    U.S. Army Captain Matthew Villa says the sensitive radar in the blimp's hull will be removed Friday. He says workers will spend the rest of the day making a clearing where they can put the hull after it's taken out of the trees. It's been stuck since Wednesday, when it escaped from Aberdeen Proving Ground and floated into Pennsylvania.

    Villa says helicopters will pull the hull out of the trees in rural Muncy on Saturday and military trucks will haul it away.

    The radar will head back to Aberdeen Proving Ground, but he says the blimp will go "wherever investigators want it to go."