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Blimp caught fire and crashed at the U.S. Open golf tournament

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posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 04:21 PM
There is still some confusion on how many people were on board the blimp but at least one person was being life flighted away from the scene

I am not sure at this stage if it was the Direct T.V. blimp shown in the following video ?

posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 04:54 PM
a reply to: 727Sky

B limp crashes at U.S. Open, with one person reported injured

An advertising blimp with a lone pilot on board plummeted from the sky on Thursday afternoon during the first round of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin, according to multiple reports from the scene. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel says the blimp caught fire before it hit the ground in a field near the intersection of Highway 83 and Highway 167, just outside the course.

They say there was only one person on board, the pilot. He was conscious and alert.


Blimp owned by 'Air Sign' (not sure of spelling).


edit on 4656Thursday201713 by silo13 because: added info

posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 04:54 PM

WTMJ provided a statement from the Washington County Sheriff's Office (via CNN):

"The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the crash.

The pilot, the only occupant of the aircraft, sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash and was medically transported via Flight for Life with serious burns and injuries.

The initial investigation reveals the blimp may have experienced mechanical problems prior to the crash."

See article for more videos if interested

posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 05:02 PM
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