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Blimp at US Open golf tourney catches fire in Wisconsin

15 Juin 2017

At the U.S. Open near Milwaukee this morning, a blimp caught fire and crashed. The pilot was the only person inside at the time and is being treated for unknown injuries, the the U.S. Open said.

According to CBS affiliate CBS 58, the blimp is operated by the company AirSign and was being used to advertise for PenFed Credit Union.

One witness tweeted that the pilot appeared to have parachuted to safety.

The company that owns the blimp is AirSign.

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They posted: "A blimp unaffiliated with the #USOpen or @FOXSports has crashed near Erin Hills". Many people at the sense saw a column of smoke after the crash.

The charred remains of the inflatable aircraft could be seen lying on the ground.

The four-day tournament started Thursday.