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Lockheed Martin Spy Baloon "Aerostat" Crash In Sierra Vista, AZ

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posted on May, 16 2011 @ 03:47 PM
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Very expensive Uh Oh....
In order of around 180,000 just for the baloon.

Wind gusts of up to 47 miles per hour below the Aerostat Blimp,
You would think considering the price tag on these things someone would have been more careful.


www.youtube.com...



The aerostat, which is visible above the Huachuca Mountains, was blown by high winds around 1:15 p.m. Monday and drifted into the Canyon de Flores neighborhood in Sierra Vista.

Laura Gill, who lives in the neighborhood, said she heard a “boom” and walked outside.

“It exploded right over us. I saw large pieces of the material floating down. It looked kind of like bits and pieces of a parachute,” Gill said. azstarnet.com...


Information about filing a cliam can be found here:
www.kvoa.com...



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posted on May, 16 2011 @ 03:52 PM
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Hahaha....Their own weather manipulation caused their Lockheed Martin Spy Baloon "Aerostat" to crash.....lol....that's good to me....Keep it up....You will lose more than just your spy balloon....



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 03:56 PM
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The weather lately has not been too predictable at least in my area so this is not that much of a surprise. I am surprised the tether failed. Must be that 100% fiber rope from CHINA they used instead of good made in USA nylon.

With the reward it looks like the FEDS do not want anyone walking off with their spy equipment and selling it else where.



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 03:56 PM
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you guys have surveillance balloons floating over your cities? HOLY CRAP....



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 03:56 PM
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Thats interesting, had not thought about that.
I know they are letting Texas hang...out to dry and burn. For shame.
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posted on May, 16 2011 @ 03:58 PM
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Good point on the rope from China...
Yeah, the reward money is interesting too.

Maybe there is more to Roswell than we will ever be told....




posted on May, 16 2011 @ 06:11 PM
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Good point on the rope from China...


I noticed I now have to go to a boat store or climbing store to get nylon rope. The stuff in other stores disintegrates if left out side for any length of time.

Recycling plastics shortens the chain lengths and really weakens the plastic.



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 06:12 PM
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We had one break free in Iraq. Had to shoot it down before it crossed the Iranian border. The Kiowa pilot wondered if he was a ace now. I think he knew better.



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 06:27 PM
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Well you would think, and I just have to say this:

With all of the RFI power the Pentagon has, you wouls think that they make sure
the rope is up to specs...but you never know.

The recycled plastic everywhere is really a problem. I do recycle everything by choice.
I dont have to, but I just cant throw away stuff like glass, plastic and reusable paper.

I just wish they would stop at grocery bags. It annoys me to no end to see clothes
made out of recycled plastic.



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 06:27 PM
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Oh wow, shoot it down huh?
Any videos for us?



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 06:48 PM
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Didn't think of getting a copy. Kinda boring, though amusing at the time. It deflated and floated down. Not much to it. No Booms! Bangs! or Thumps.


A patrol secured it and brought it back. It was in the air within the week, albiet, with a stronger cable..I hope.



posted on May, 16 2011 @ 10:17 PM
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Thanks for your reply. So these things are like a blow up raft or something...
They just patch them? Wow...

I would think that all the radar equipment inside would suffer from a crash...maybe not.

In any case, I can see your point...nothing to see here....move along.



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 12:53 AM
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Get your facts straight, it was not Lockheed Martin, it was the new contractor ITT Exelis, and they crashed three in there first year that they took over.



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