Goodyear's GZ-20A airship N1A Stars and Stripes crashed last night shortly after takeoff from its airport at Pompano Beach, FL. It is thought that it was brought down by a thunderstorm. None of the crew was injured, but the blimp is in need of major repairs or possibly even replacement.
There is a way to save the blimp. When Spirit of America crashed in California in 2001, many people e-mailed the company asking for the blimp to be repaired. One year later, the blimp was back in the air, after being repaired at Winged Foot Lake Hanger. Send an e-mail to Goodyear asking for the repair of Stars & Stripes, and maybe they will decide to repair the airship.
EDIT: It appears that the blimp is being dismantled on-site.
In other news: a Sikorsky S-72 helicopter broke apart and crashed in the East River in New York City today. All 8 passengers survived, and 7 have been released. The pilot is in intensive care.