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Blimp catches fire, crashes near U.S. Open at Erin Hills

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A blimp deflated, caught fire and crashed near the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. It was not affiliated with the championship.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has published a detailed report of the incident, so we’ll just summarize the details.

The blimp crashed at 11:20 a.m. CST, according to the report, between Highways 83 and 167. Rescue crews and fire departments responded to the scene shortly after the crash.

The blimp was advertising PenFed Credit Union. It was being promoted by AirSign, a national aerial advertising firm. The pilot remained with the blimp as it slowly descended to the ground.

A spokesman for AirSign spoke to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, and said that the pilot is okay, but suffered some burns.

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  1. Robert Parsons

    Jun 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Oh the humanity!

  2. Wisconsin 9/11

    Jun 16, 2017 at 10:49 am

    What happened to my comment

  3. ooffa

    Jun 15, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    That thing looks homemade

  4. Tom1

    Jun 15, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    as it slowly descended … say four hail Mary’s before touching ground

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