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October 1, 2012

Party Balloon Knocks Greek Air Traffic Radar Offline

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Air traffic control radar. (Photo by Photodune)

Air traffic control radar responsible for airspace over Athens and Macedonia was knocked offline for an hour when a child’s helium-filled balloon floated into power lines and cut power to the facility. [AFP via Raw Story]



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