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Google Loon hot air balloon mistaken for crashed plane in New Zealand

By Shawn Knight
Jun 20, 2014
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  1. It's a bird... it's a plane... it's a crashing plane, quick, call for help! That was apparently the narrative in New Zealand on Friday as one of Google's Project Loon hot air balloons went down in the sea near the...

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +2,034

    I really like this project but being in it's infancy it naturally has a lot of bugs still to be ironed out and these mishaps are to be expected but things will improve and they won't succumb to gravity too often. Eventually they'll become a familiar sight in the skies and people will slow down on reporting UFO sightings as well.
     
  3. When they find the wreckage of MH370 it will prolly have a LOON wrapped inside one of the engines.

    Thanks Google!
     
  4. Duh.. thats why theyll never find it...
     
  5. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,163   +197

    except google's LOON did not steer the plane away from civilian routes for many hours before it finally 'disappeared' from military and civilian radars.
    come on guest, let's blame half of the world's problem to the evil google company... or NOT.
     
  6. Define:facetious

    define:literalist troll
     
  7. Yeah that's true
     
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,688   +1,879

    These balloons becoming commonplace, along with a reduction of alleged UFO sightings would be a tragedy beyond measure, to denizens of trailer parks across the entire south of the US.

    Then nobody would be able to access their entitlement of 15 minutes of fame, by claiming they were abducted by aliens.(n):oops:
     
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