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Google’s Project Loon suffers accident as balloon takes out power lines

04
Jun
2014

Google has confirmed that a balloon involved in its Project Loon struck power lines and knocked out electricity for some residents of a Washington town last week. The company told NBC News that the balloon was in the process of a controlled landing at around 1AM when it took out a small number of electrical lines. Prior to the descent, Google notified FAA officials of the landing to avoid any risk of interference with nearby air traffic. Unfortunately, Google has no way of ensuring its balloons wont wreak havoc once theyre closer to the ground;

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