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Runaway Blimp Crashes In Woman's Backyard

Lillian Bernhagen was shocked that a blimp landed in her backyard in Worthington, Ohio.
Kantele Franko
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AP
Lillian Bernhagen was shocked that a blimp landed in her backyard in Worthington, Ohio.

A 94-year-old Ohio woman didn't think much of the bang she heard during a weekend thunderstorm, until police started knocking on her door.

They were coming to retrieve a blimp that had crashed in her backyard. The blimp became untethered at a Columbus airport, which is 2 miles away. It was on a 20-city tour to advertise a brand of vodka.

After all the ruckus, Lillian Bernhagen joked she might actually need a drink.

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