Army starts to take damage claims over wayward blimp

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Posted: Oct 30, 2015 5:26 PM
Army starts to take damage claims over wayward blimp

MUNCY, Pa. (AP) — The Army has begun taking claims for damages caused by a wayward blimp that broke loose in Maryland and came to rest in the Pennsylvania countryside.

The Army says Friday people can ask about the claims process by calling 410-278-9849.

Officials are preparing to remove the remaining section of the blimp over the weekend.

The blimp's been stuck since Wednesday, when it escaped from Aberdeen Proving Ground and floated into Pennsylvania, knocking out power for tens of thousands of customers.

U.S. Army Captain Matthew Villa says helicopters will pull the hull out of the trees in rural Muncy on Saturday and military trucks will haul it away.

The radar will head back to Aberdeen Proving Ground, but he says the blimp will go "wherever investigators want it to go."