U.S. agency probes blimp crash in Philadelphia neighborhood

A blimp that crashed near Philadelphia with two men on board is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration, an agency official said on Saturday.

The blimp lost power before the emergency landing on Friday, spokesman Rick Breitenfeldt said in an email.

No injuries were reported in the landing at about 7 p.m. local time in an open area near a major highway.

Lt. David Bonk, a Philadelphia police officer in a helicopter tactical unit, tweeted an aerial photo of the blimp lying mostly deflated in what appeared to be a construction site. “Not something #TacAir sees everyday,” Bonk posted on Twitter.

A Philadelphia police representative did not immediately return calls for comment.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing by Richard Chang)

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