Cause of blimp crash during U.S. Open released | By Bob Nelson

Photo courtesy: AP/Charlie Riedel

June 27, 2017 – Erin, WI – Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board have determined what caused an advertising blimp to crash at the U.S. Open near Hartford on June 15.

According to the NTSB report the outer fabric of the blimp caught fire near some burners.

The blimp went down about one mile east of the course at Erin Hills . The pilot was seriously burned, but no one else was hurt. 

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