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Google’s Internet balloon‘crashes’ in Sri Lanka test flight


Sri Lankan men at a tea plantation look at the wreckage of a Google balloon that crashed in the central part of the country in Gampola on February 17, 2016. - AFP

Sri Lankan men at a tea plantation look at the wreckage of a Google balloon that crashed in the central part of the country in Gampola on February 17, 2016. - AFP

COLOMBO: A Google balloon, part of the company’s high-speed Internet service known as “Project Loon”, crashed in a Sri Lankan tea plantation during its maiden test flight, local police said Thursday.

Villages found the deflated balloon with its electronic equipment in the island’s central tea-growing region of Gampola on Wednesday night, an officer told AFP.

   

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