Jet twisted versus air entangled

Blimps take to the skies in search of a singular goal: your eyeballs. Thursday morning, one did just that, for all the wrong reasons: A blimp cruising over the US Open golf tournament in Erin Hills, Wisconsin appeared to deflate and crumple, then caught fire and crashed in a plume of black smoke.

The pilot, the only person aboard, rode the wreckage to the ground (he didn't parachute from the blimp, contrary to early reports). He was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover, according to the company operating the blimp, Florida-based Air Sign. There's no details yet on what caused the crash, but the National Transportation Safety Board has started an investigation.

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