Pilots Warned of Runaway Beer Blimp
Giant hockey light loose over eastern Canada
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2014 12:05 AM CDT
The "Red Zeppelin" blimp floats over New Brunswick.   (Erin Bodechon/Twitter)

(Newser) – Pilots in eastern Canada have been warned to look out for one of the strangest hazards they're ever likely to encounter—a 70-foot brewery blimp shaped like a hockey goal light. The Budweiser balloon broke from its tether at a ball hockey tournament in New Brunswick over the weekend and has been spotted floating at up to 5,000 feet, reports the CBC. Transport Canada says pilots in the area have been notified and the blimp is expected to come down in the southern part of the province, but it's not clear when, the Globe and Mail reports.

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ShoutsAtTV
Apr 29, 2014 8:24 PM CDT
I have that beat. In Santee, CA there is a company called Larger Than Life. They make parade balloons. One day 60' Superman got loose and drifted lazily over the airport, winding up on Cowles Mountain. Looked great for almost three hours.
HANKHILL
Apr 29, 2014 10:02 AM CDT
f-16!
HMunster
Apr 29, 2014 7:41 AM CDT
That's not a blimp, it's a balloon shaped like a blimp floating wherever the wind blows it. A blimp is dirigible - steered by a pilot.