There was a terrifying site at the U.S. Open golf tournament in Erin, Wis., when an advertising blimp that was near the course apparently caught fire and crashed on Thursday.
Justin Maynard, a sales manager for Florida-based AirSign, told the Associated Press that the pilot is “OK” after the blimp crashed but that he is being taken to a hospital. Spectators saw the pilot parachute from the blimp before it reached the ground.
CBS News said the advertising firm AirSign was operating the blimp when it crashed. AirSign CEO Patrick Walsh told CBS News the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
This person apparently watched the crash happen:
Multiple spectators posted videos of the crash: