Crime Fighting Blimp Set to Fly in Utah?

September 7, 2011 Updated Sep 7, 2011 at 2:53 PM EDT

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Crime Fighting Blimp Set to Fly in Utah?

September 7, 2011 Updated Sep 7, 2011 at 2:53 PM EDT

It's a bird, it's a plane. ... it's a crime fighting blimp?

According to a story in the Standard-Examiner newspaper, the police chief in Ogden, Utah, says the city could launch a planned crime fighting blimp by Christmas.

The 54-foot-long craft will be equipped with multiple cameras and operated by pilots via remote control. It would run for five to seven hours at a time at an altitude of around 400 feet, according to the report.

Read the entire Standard-Examiner story HERE.