A blimp fell out of the sky and burst into flames near the US Open

blimp crash us openAP/Charlie Riedel

A blimp fell out of the sky and crashed near the US Open on Thursday.

Details of what occurred are still scarce, but eye witnesses on Twitter say the blimp caught fire and crashed in the woods near where the US Open is being held in Wisconsin.

The US Open said the pilot was injured and that emergency responders are on scene. There have been no reports of other injuries.

Police on scence said the pilot was the only person onboard the blimp, according to ESPN reporter Ian O’Connor. The pilot is alert and conscious.

A blimp unaffiliated with the #USOpen or @FOXSports has crashed near Erin Hills. Pilot was injured and first responders are on the scene.

— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 15, 2017

Paramedics moving apparent victim of blimp crash at US Open

— Ian O’Connor (@Ian_OConnor) June 15, 2017

The blimp, which was showing an advertisement for PenFed, was being operated by AirSign, an aerial advertising firm, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Media representatives from the US Open, AirSign, and PenFed did not immediately return Business Insider’s requests for comment.

Blimp pilot who survived was only person on board, according to police on scene

— Ian O’Connor (@Ian_OConnor) June 15, 2017

Witnesses captured the blimp in the final moments before it crashed:

Blimp just popped & crashed at the US open, holy shit

— Sam Schmitt (@SamwellSchmeet) June 15, 2017

US Open blimp just went down and crashed in the woods

— Joe Clark (@JoeClarkGolf) June 15, 2017

Reports: The blimp caught fire and crashed at the #USOpen. Emergency crew is on the scene:

— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) June 15, 2017

Just got to the #USOpen and the blimp caught fire and crashed. People parachuted out.

— madison seigworth (@msiggyy) June 15, 2017

This story is developing…

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