Google balloon malfunctions, lands near Bragg City, MO - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Google balloon malfunctions, lands near Bragg City, MO

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BRAGG CITY, MO -

A Google balloon crash landed near Bragg City, Missouri on Thursday, April 23.

According to the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office, they were contacted by the FAA who said that the balloon had malfunctioned and landed near Bragg City.

They say the balloon was retrieved and secured. It will be picked up some time on Friday.

The sheriff's office said the balloon was being used for an atmospheric research program that is looking to bring better internet to rural areas.

The balloon was thousands of feet in the air before it fell.

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