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Posted: June 15, 2017

Blimp crashes at U.S. Open, pilot expected to be ‘OK’

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A blimp used by TV appears to crash during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Blimp crashes at U.S. Open, pilot expected to be ‘OK’
A blimp used by TV appears to crash during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

By Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

At least one person was injured Thursday when a blimp crashed during the U.S. Open golf championship at Erin Hills Golf Course in Wisconsin, according to multiple reports.

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The blimp’s operator, advertising company AirSign, said on social media that the pilot was “expected to be OK.” The unidentified pilot was taken to a hospital for treatment.


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