|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 8 Oct 2013 22:02:10 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Hangar roof collapses at former Marine Corps Air Station Tustin (CA)|
$35-million airship damaged after part of hangar's roof collapsesWorldwide Aeros officials say helium released from the airship forced an evacuation of the building, but the damage to the military prototype is 'repairable.'
By Adolfo Flores Los Angeles Times October 7, 2013A 266-foot experimental airship that is being constructed inside an enormous World War II-era blimp hangar in Tustin was damaged Monday when a portion of the structure's roof collapsed.
Falling wood from the roof struck the $35-million airship, a prototype being built under a government contract, and caused a blast of helium to be released, forcing the evacuation of the area. Officials with Worldwide Aeros Corp. said the damage to the airship is "repairable" but declined to be specific.
The blimp-like aircraft is being built for the military to carry cargo to remote areas around the world, part of a resurgence in the production of blimps, zeppelins and spy balloons for everything from espionage to hauling supplies to isolated areas.
In Tustin, the site of the former Marine Corps Air Station Tustin, the project has brought new life to a hangar that was a home for blimps during World War II.
... For the entire article, see http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-1008-airship-20131008,0,7221265.story -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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