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Google ‘Loon’ balloon hit power lines south of Yakima
HARRAH, Wash. -- An unmanned, high-altitude balloon owned by Google got tangled in power lines and crashed early Thursday, knocking out power to a small number of homes in the area, the Yakima Herald-Republic reported Friday. According to the newspaper, the FAA said that Google had notified the agency Wednesday night that its high-tech balloon was descending so that aircraft could be alerted to stay out of its path.