The Blimp’s pilot was able to eject from the craft but sustained injuries.
A blimp providing aerial coverage of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills in Hartford, Wisconsin caught fire on Thursday and crashed into a field near the course.
According to reports, the pilot of the blimp bailed out and sustained injuries during the fall. Luckily first responders were on the scene to treat the pilot.
The blimp crash was far from the course but the smoke that rose above the trees afterwards was terrifying.
— Mike Hall (@BTNMikeHall) June 15, 2017
— FS1 (@FS1) June 15, 2017
Photo: AP pic.twitter.com/IMV7qRH86l
— KTEN News (@KTENnews) June 15, 2017
A blimp caught on fire and crashed at the U.S. Open.
People are reportedly parachuting out 👀
— SB Nation (@SBNation) June 15, 2017
— madison seigworth (@msiggyy) June 15, 2017
A blimp has crashed at the #USOpen after catching fire:
— Yahoo Canada (@YahooCanada) June 15, 2017
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