Blimp at US Open Catches Fire, Pilot Refuses to Parachute Out to Safety

By Jason Fletcher

A blimp caught on fire at the US Open and most of the crew was forced to parachute to safety.

PenFed, the advertiser of the blimp, reported that the pilot rode the blimp all the way to the ground.

He is reported to be doing okay, but did sustain some burns.

 

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