Goodyear to replace crashed blimp

Akron, Ohio — Goodyear will launch a new airship next spring, replacing the Stars & Stripes, which crashed June 16 during bad weather in Pompano Beach, Florida.

The decision to replace the damaged airship will return Goodyear’s US_based airship fleet to three. Goodyear has not decided whether to retain the Stars & Stripes name or christen the new blimp with a new name, a spokesman said during an unveiling at the Wingfoot Lake Airdock near Akron.

The new blimp has been in the planning stage for the…

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