Videos capture advertising blimp catch fire, crash at U.S. Open

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ERIN — 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, said sheriff’s officials.

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.