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Monday, October 7, 2013

Roof failure at Calif. base damages airship

The Aeroscraft airship, a high-tech prototype, inside a World War II-era hangar in Tustin, Calif., back in January. The $35 million lighter-than-air dirigible was damaged and began leaking helium when part of the hangar roof collapsed Monday at a former Marine base in Southern California, authorities said.