Zeppelin airship lands in Lake Charles

Landing at Chennault International Airport.
Landing at Chennault International Airport.
Zeppelin airship passes over downtown Lake Charles.
Zeppelin airship passes over downtown Lake Charles.

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The world's largest passenger ship - and the only one of its kind in the United States - is visiting Chennault International Airport Wednesday evening as the Farmers Airship arrived in town just before 5:30 p.m.

The Farmers Airship, known formally has the airship Eureka, is a zeppelin (not a blimp) that seats 12 passengers, has a bathroom and features a love seat with a wraparound view.

This particular airship is on a nationwide tour. It arrived at Chennault from San Antonio, and its next stop is New Orleans to supply bird's-eye views of the Zurich Classic Golf Tournament.

Tours will not be available while the airship is in Lake Charles for an overnight stay, but it made for a cool site for those in town Wednesday afternoon.

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