A blimp taking aerial photographs at golfs famed US OPEN has caught fire and crashed, according to images sent out on twitter and news mags.
Spectators say they could see the pilots parachute out of the craft as it was falling. It’s pretty strange looking because it’s no longer remotely blimp shaped, as seen in the photo to the right and video below.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported the blimp caught fire before hitting the ground near a highway outside the course.
“It started deflating, and then it started going down,” onlooker Bryan Rosine told the newspaper. “They were trying to give it some throttle and it didn’t go up. Then there was a bunch of kabooms and smoke clouds.”
— madison seigworth (@msiggyy) June 15, 2017