Blimplike airship with Romney ad crash-lands in Florida

Claudine Zap
October 22, 2012

Oh, the humanity: A blimplike aircraft displaying a Mitt Romney campaign ad crash-landed in a field in Davie, Fla.

The police said strong winds forced the dirigible down on Sunday evening. According to the Sun Sentinel, the two people onboard the 160-foot airship were unhurt.

The craft, which was flying a sign with an image of the presidential candidate that read, "America Needs Romney," was on its way from Boca Raton, where Monday night's debate will be held, to North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines.

About five miles short of the destination, the wind forced the aircraft down near a housing development.

Teri Balter, a neighbor who witnessed the emergency landing, told NBC Miami, "We saw the blimp hovering over the house, and it was floating backwards. It looked like it was actually coming down." She added, "I thought boy, Mitt Romney really wants us to vote for him."