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Videos capture advertising blimp catching fire and crashing at U.S. Open

Posted: 1:39 PM, Jun 15, 2017
Updated: 2017-06-15 13:39:45-04

An advertising blimp has crashed at the U.S. Open.

The blimp went down in an open field in the Town of Erin, Washington County sheriff’s officials said.

WARNING: Videos contain profanity

The crash happened east of the grounds, in an open field. Multiple spectators at the Open caught the incident on camera.

In a video, witnesses said workers seemed to be parachuting out of the blimp. First responders are on scene for rescue operations and Flight for Life has been summoned to the scene.