A blimp caught fire and crashed at the US Open on Thursday. At least one person inside appears to have parachuted out.
A blimp at the US Open appears to have caught fire and crashed early Thursday afternoon.
Fans and media in attendance have posted a number of photos and videos which depict a man parachuting out of the aircraft to safety. A cloud of black smoke appears to be visible in the distance.
The first round of the event began on Thursday morning.
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It's unclear how many people were in the blimp and how many parachuted to safety. It's also unclear how the accident occurred. More as we learn it.