/NSTB says fabric ripped and caused blimp crash at US Open

NSTB says fabric ripped and caused blimp crash at US Open


AP

Published 4:47 p.m. ET June 26, 2017 | Updated 14 hours ago

ERIN, Wis. (AP) — The fabric envelope of a hot-air blimp ripped and caused it to crash near the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills in Wisconsin, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report Monday.

The fierry, smoky crash seriously injured the pilot, Trevor Thompson, and destroyed the Gefa-Flug AS-105-GD thermal airship owned by Florida-based AirSign, which was using it for aerial advertising for a credit union at the golf tournament on…

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