DAVIE – A thermal airship bearing a pro-Mitt Romney campaign message crashed in Broward County on Sunday night, landing in a Davie field. The craft, which was described as “blimp-like” on NBC 6, was carrying a photo of the Republican presidential nominee and bore the slogan “America Needs Romney,” when it crashed in the 3800 block of Southwest 92nd Avenue at around 7:30 p.m.
“They were experiencing some problems due to the wind which forced them to crash land here in the field,” Davie Police Capt. Dave Engle told the local television station. To avoid residences, the blimp’s pilot crashed it in a field, about five miles from its intended destination of North Perry Airport in South Broward. Federal Aviation Administration investigators inspected the scene late Sunday night before the deflated hulk was carted off.