Video: Blimp Crashes Near Erin Hills Golf Course in WI. Site of the US Open

A blimp crashed near the site of the US Open at Erin Hills Golf Course in the Hartford area of Wisconsin.  Video above shows the blimp exploding after it caught fire when it hit the ground.  More on the story below.

ERIN — “Flight for Life was called out to the area near Erin Hills Golf Course after a blimp went down in an open field in the Town of Erin Thursday, June 15th, Washington County sheriff’s officials said.

The advertising blimp was being used at the U.S. Open, sheriff’s officials said. The crash happened east of the grounds, in an open field.

According to the CEO of AirSign, the company that owns the blimp, there was a “catastrophic failure” of the air ship’s envelope, or the outer skin. They’re not sure at this point why the failure happened. Patrick Walsh told FOX6 News “it’s a very unfortunate situation” and it’s something that “has never happened in their history.”

Walsh confirmed one person was on the blimp at the time. He said the pilot’s name is Trevor Thompson. Walsh said he is “the most sought after pilot to fly this type of blimp model.”…Continue Reading Here

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