Oh The Humanity! Watch The US Open Blimp Go Down in Flames

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The U.S. Open golf championship kicked off today, and in what is hopefully not a sign of things to come, the event’s blimp caught fire and plummeted to the ground in an inferno.

A number of spectators took to Twitter to disseminate videos of the fiery crash, with some on social media reporting that the blimp conductors were forced to parachute from the airship as it fell from the skies over the course.

The Golf Channel reported that an emergency crew was on the scene:

Despite the crash, the Open is continuing as planned. Held on the Erin Hills course in Wisconsin, the championship is (as of writing) being led by 28-year-old American golfer Rickie Fowler.

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