Blimp commander suffers browns after pile-up nearby US Open

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  • CloseESPN Senior Writer
  • CloseESPN Senior Writer
    • Senior Writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine
    • Born and lifted in Western Montana
    • Spent 11 years as a underline author for The Baltimore Sun

ERIN, Wis. — The commander of a blurb airship that plunged out of a sky and crashed and detonate into abandon late Thursday morning about a mile from a U.S. Open during Erin Hills was “alert and conscious” as he was flown by helicopter to a hospital, according to a law coercion officer on a scene.

Paramedics were seen given to a harmed commander before they wheeled a male into a watchful helicopter noted “Flight For Life.” Authorities told reporters who arrived during a pile-up site that no one else was on house though a pilot. Patrick Walsh, CEO of AirSign, an promotion firm, identified a commander to ESPN as Trevor Thompson. Walsh pronounced a pile-up was due to “a inauspicious failure” of a skin circuitously a tip of a boat that caused led to a depressurizing and detriment of shape, and it afterwards held glow in a air.


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