A PenFed blimp deflated, burst into flames and crashed late Thursday morning near the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. The blimp went down about 11:20 a.m. near Highway 83 and Highway 167.
The 2017 U.S. Open is being played at the Erin Hills Golf Course in Hartford, Wisconsin.
Blimp just popped & crashed at the US open, holy shit pic.twitter.com/dlRymV2fTr— Sam Schmitt (@SamwellSchmeet) June 15, 2017
Social media reports say that the blimp caught fire, and that someone parachuted from the blimp. This information has not been verified by officials.