Blimp Catches Fire At US Open; Riders Parachute Out As It Crashes (Video)

Blimp Caught Fire At Erin Hills In Hartford, Wisconsin During 2017 US Open

It’s been said golf could use a little excitement during their television broadcasts.

Does a blimp catching fire and riders parachuting out qualify?

Because that’s exactly what happened this morning according to witnesses on the ground.

According to those at the scene, a loud boom was heard and moments later flames could be seen in the sky coming from the blimp.

Not long after, those inside the blimp could be seen parachuting to the ground.

Video shows the somewhat melted and deflated blimp falling out of the sky:

Written by Frank White

Frank White

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