Blimp Catches Fire, Crashes at U.S. Open

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A blimp deflated above thousands of spectators at the US Open before crashing into a ball of flames and injuring the pilot in the process.

The pilot was airlifted from the scene and taken to a regional hospital where “is expected to be ok,” according to Airsign, the advertising firm operating the blimp.

Several bystanders at the Erin Hills golf course posted footage of the falling blimp to Twitter.

Helicopter footage above the crash site showed the burning remains of the small blimp as well as the first responders on the scene. Eyewitnesses reported seeing multiple fireballs.

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