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Google Project Loon: Maiden Internet Balloon ‘crashes’ in Sri Lanka

A Google Balloon Which Is Pivotal Part Of The Tech Giant’s High-speed Internet Service Known As “Project Loon' Reportedly Crashed In A Sri Lankan Tea Plantation Area.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aman Dwivedi | Updated on: 19 Feb 2016, 04:45:06 PM

New Delhi:

A shocking news emerged for the tech giant Google on Wednesday from Sri Lanka. A Google balloon which is pivotal part of the tech giant’s high-speed Internet service known as “Project Loon” reportedly crashed in a Sri Lankan tea plantation area.

As per the reports, this was the maiden test flight of company’s ambitious service.

The deflated balloon with its electronic equipment was found in the island’s central tea-growing region of Gampola on Wednesday night.

“Tea plantation workers found it crashed in the plantation. They picked up the pieces and brought it to the station,” was quoted as saying in a news report,

On contrary, Sri Lanka’s Information and Communication Technology Agency, which is coordinating the tests with Google, described the landing as controlled and scheduled. “Google loon balloon safely landed under standard operating procedures in as a part of the test,” ICTA chief Muhunthan Canagey said on Twitter.

The first of three Google balloons entered Sri Lankan air space on Monday after being launched from South America.

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First Published : 19 Feb 2016, 04:39:00 PM