Romney blimp makes emergency landing in South Florida
ASSOCIATED PRESS October 22, 2012 11:40AM
A blimp supporting US Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney flies over Plantation, Florida, on October 21, 2012, near the site of the final presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton. US President Barack Obama and Romney are spending the weekend hammering out their foreign policy battle lines ahead of their final debate, dropping off the campaign trail and dispatching their running mates to court voters in battleground states. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
DAVIE, Fla. — High winds forced a blimp-like aircraft carrying an advertisement for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to make an emergency landing in South Florida.
Davie police say the two people aboard the aircraft got out safely when it landed in a neighborhood around 7:10 p.m. Sunday.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports the blimp was traveling to North Perry Airport in nearby Pembroke Pines. It was flying from Boca Raton, where Monday night’s presidential debate between Romney and President Barack Obama will be held at Lynn University.
Police Capt. Dale Engle says the deflated aircraft carried an advertisement that read, “America needs Romney.”
No one on the ground was injured.
Information from: South Florida Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), http://www.sun sentinel.com