It's a bird! It's a plane! Fall of Google balloon brings brief alert in Mexican mountain town

March 13, 2015 10:37 PM

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But the crash of one of Google's "Loon" balloons for relaying Internet service was enough to have security forces summoned to a mountain township in central Mexico.

Reports first of a plane crash, then of a skydiver plummeting to earth sent soldiers, state police and civil defense workers swarming into the remote area Thursday. They found one of the huge, jellyfish-shaped balloons that Google is using to carry antennas to deliver online access in remote areas.

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