WAUKESHA, Wis. - One person was injured after a blimp crashed near the U.S. Open at Erin Hills Thursday.
The crash happened about a half mile from the course around 11:15 a.m.
The pilot is OK but was taken to the hospital, according to Justin Maynard, a sales manager for Florida-based AirSign, the company that operates the blimp. The company's operations team on the ground reported on the pilot's status.
The pilot was the only person on board the blimp, the company said.
The pilot rode the blimp to the ground and the propane exploded after he was safe, according to reports from our sister station Today's TMJ4.
A blimp unaffiliated with the #USOpen or @FOXSports has crashed near Erin Hills. Pilot was injured and first responders are on the scene.