A pilot was injured after a blimp advertising the PenFed Credit Union crashed and caught fire at the U.S. Open in Erin, Wisconsin near Milwaukee. Local reports state that the blimp deflated before the crash. First responders were on the scene shortly after the crash. Footage shows the huge eruption of flames from the crash site.
Witness shared footage of the blimp before and after it crashed.
The U.S. Open and Fox Sports reported that the blimp was not affiliated with their organizations. Goodyear Blimp also stated that the blimp was not affiliated with their company.
Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were injured.— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 15, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers also go out to all those affected by today's events.— Goodyear Blimp (@GoodyearBlimp) June 15, 2017