A blimp flying over the US Open in Wisconsin came crashing down in a fiery blaze Thursday. Videos recorded by witnesses shows the airship sinking to the ground not far from the Erin Hills golf course, which is located northwest of Milwaukee. The pilot was the only one aboard the blimp, which had been flying for several hours. He was rushed to the hospital with “serious burns and injuries” a source said. A representative for the company said that the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the pilot went down with the airship and had to be pulled from the crash site. “He stayed with the blimp until it went down” a spokesman said.

It landed at about 11:15 Am about a mile west of the national golf competition and multiple fire crews rushed to the scene. The airship was operated by national aerial advertiser AirSign and was not affiliated with US Open. Witnesses described parts of the airship deflating on one side before making its blazing descent from high above Wisconsin golf course. “They were trying to give it some throttle and it didn’t go up. Then there was a bunch of kabooms and smoke clouds” US open attendee Bryan Rosine said to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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