Navy airship lands in Tupelo

By Sheena Barnett/Daily Journal

TUPELO – Despite temperatures that flirted with the century mark, dozens of folks lined up on Airpark Road and at the Tupelo Regional Airport to see a Navy airship land.
The large white ship, with an American flag on its tail, landed at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, a little behind schedule due to thunderstorms in the area. The ship is in transit between Hot Springs, Ark., and Huntsville, Ala., and is stopping in Tupelo for the night.
The pilot and co-pilot will depart for Alabama this morning.
“This ship is mainly used for air shows,” said Josh Abramson, director of the Tupelo airport. “They did fly a mission down to the Gulf Coast during the oil spill.”