- Associated Press - Thursday, November 26, 2015

SOUTH FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - An advertising blimp made an unplanned landing on a field on Long Island with the help of bystanders.

Newsday reports (https://nwsdy.li/1NaJDpo ) that pilot Trevor Thompson took off from Republic Airport in Farmingdale Thursday morning to advertise a health-care training school.

Thompson says he flew three miles west and started to turn around but the winds picked up and he worried that he might run out of fuel.

So Thompson landed in a field at a school.

He asked onlookers who were using their phones to record the unusual landing to help him land. Two spectators grabbed the blimp’s nose line.

Thompson shook hands with the men after landing and they wished him a happy Thanksgiving.

Thompson says no one was injured and the blimp is “100 percent fine.”


Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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