A blimp flying close to the U.S. Open has crashed.
The U.S. Open stated on its Twitter account that the pilot was injured, and first responders are on the scene. The blimp was not affiliated with the golf event.
Some individuals have stated the blimp appeared to catch on hearth.
Blimp taking place at #usopen pic.twitter.com/dZ1uMbgWiW
— Mark Rogers (@Markwcm) June 15, 2017
One individual stated that folks parachuted to security.
Simply acquired to the #USOpen and the blimp caught hearth and crashed. Individuals parachuted out. pic.twitter.com/1lDi3VkXCu
— madison seigworth (@msiggyy) June 15, 2017
The 177th U.S. Open golf event started Thursday at Erin Hills Golf Course.