A blimp deflated, caught fire and crashed near the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. It was not affiliated with the championship.
— madison seigworth (@msiggyy) June 15, 2017
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.
— AirSign (@AirSign) June 15, 2017
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.