By Justin Sink - 10/22/12 03:20 PM EDT
Nobody was injured in the emergency landing.
According to local media reports, high winds forced the airship — which featured a giant image of the Republican presidential nominee, along with the slogan "America needs Romney" — to land in an open field in Davie, Fla.
This was not the first aviation trouble to strike the Romney campaign.
Last month, the plane carrying Ann Romney, the candidate's wife, was forced to make an emergency landing in Colorado after an onboard electrical fire. Smoke filled the cabin, but the pilot was able to safely land the aircraft.
Earlier in the summer, the official Romney campaign plane broke down just days after its debut after a campaign stop in Richmond, Va. The candidate and senior staff were stuck on the tarmac — and subjected to songs from the traveling press corps' iPods.
Just a week earlier, on a separate charter plane, a Secret Service agent accidentally left her loaded handgun in the bathroom of the aircraft as the candidate flew to Indianapolis. The weapon was discovered by a CBS producer who informed the Secret Service about the forgotten firearm, which was then retrieved by agents.