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Escaped multibillion-dollar military blimp lands in PA.

OMG, what is this doing flying over the Northeast? 20,000 people are without power.

Via Patch.com

The runaway blimp has reportedly landed after flying from its home base at Aberdeen Proving Ground to Pennsylvania Wednesday.

The blimp had reportedly landed outside Bloomsburg, Pa., WBAL reported just before 3 p.m.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) launched a pair of blimps over the past year to detect missiles, drones and rockets.

From their perch at 10,000 feet above sea level, they are intended to keep lookout for threats from New York to North Carolina to Ohio.

The aerostat was anchored to a cement pad by a tether, which broke at 11:54 a.m. on Wednesday, APG officials said.

Oh it only cost $2.7 billion of taxpayer dollars.

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