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(JSOnline)   Blimp crashes at the U.S. Open. Goodyear? No, the worst   ( jsonline.com) divider line
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2017-06-15 12:37:45 PM  
Oh, the humanitee shot!
 
2017-06-15 12:41:04 PM  
Well, that's something you don't see everyday.  I hope they parachuted to safety and are uninjured.
 
2017-06-15 12:41:57 PM  
That's what they get for buying cheap, flammable helium from China.

Hopefully they all are OK.
 
2017-06-15 12:42:50 PM  
Stop using newsflash for every farking damn thing. Are you stupid?
 
2017-06-15 12:46:15 PM  
RIGID AIRSHIP!!

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2017-06-15 12:46:29 PM  

nekom: Well, that's something you don't see everyday.  I hope they parachuted to safety and are uninjured.


I heard parachutes were seen.
 
2017-06-15 12:48:14 PM  
Even saw the lights of of the Goodyear blimp
And it said "Run For Your Life IceCube Run Run Run for the Hills!"
 
2017-06-15 12:48:17 PM  
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2017-06-15 12:52:31 PM  
Video of it coming down: https://twitter.com/AaronDrez

I don't know how to link a twitter video
 
2017-06-15 12:53:26 PM  

abhorrent1: Stop using newsflash for every farking damn thing. Are you stupid?


Dude, flaming blimps at one the biggest events in a given sport in this country with pilots parachuting onto the course is the kind of shiat it's made for
 
2017-06-15 12:53:29 PM  
media.giphy.com
 
2017-06-15 12:56:38 PM  

SmackLT: [img.fark.net image 299x168]


Fore God's sake, this is a serious matter!
 
2017-06-15 12:58:58 PM  

abhorrent1: Stop using newsflash for every farking damn thing. Are you stupid?


If we're not gonna use the NewsFlash tag for a blimp crashing, I don't know if I wanna use any tags ever again.
 
2017-06-15 01:03:53 PM  
ArgusRun:
I heard parachutes were seen.

That's what one of the bystanders said in the video but I couldn't really make any out.  Hope that's the case.  I mean, I guess if I were a blimp guy I'd keep a parachute handy, you never know.
 
2017-06-15 01:04:13 PM  

martissimo: abhorrent1: Stop using newsflash for every farking damn thing. Are you stupid?

Dude, flaming blimps at one the biggest events in a given sport in this country with pilots parachuting onto the course is the kind of shiat it's made for


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2017-06-15 01:30:23 PM  
Story has been updated:

One person - presumably the pilot - was transported by Flight for Life from the area of the crash just after noon. The blimp was operated by AirSign, an aerial advertising firm with operations across the country.
The pilot is okay but suffered some burns, a spokesman for AirSign said in a telephone interview from the company's Florida office.
The pilot remained with the blimp as it slowly descended to the ground.
"He stayed with the blimp until it went down," he said, adding that a crew member on ground pulled the pilot from the wreckage.
 
2017-06-15 01:35:48 PM  

Trivia Jockey: Story has been updated:

One person - presumably the pilot - was transported by Flight for Life from the area of the crash just after noon. The blimp was operated by AirSign, an aerial advertising firm with operations across the country.
The pilot is okay but suffered some burns, a spokesman for AirSign said in a telephone interview from the company's Florida office.
The pilot remained with the blimp as it slowly descended to the ground.
"He stayed with the blimp until it went down," he said, adding that a crew member on ground pulled the pilot from the wreckage.


Bets on whether or not some douche with a drone caused it?
 
2017-06-15 01:47:54 PM  
I bet he didn't use jelly amirite?  Hahahaha... oh BLIMPS... nevermind
 
2017-06-15 02:24:03 PM  

abhorrent1: Trivia Jockey: Story has been updated:

One person - presumably the pilot - was transported by Flight for Life from the area of the crash just after noon. The blimp was operated by AirSign, an aerial advertising firm with operations across the country.
The pilot is okay but suffered some burns, a spokesman for AirSign said in a telephone interview from the company's Florida office.
The pilot remained with the blimp as it slowly descended to the ground.
"He stayed with the blimp until it went down," he said, adding that a crew member on ground pulled the pilot from the wreckage.

Bets on whether or not some douche with a drone caused it?


Umm. What would it do? Knock out the steering and cause it to circle aimlessly at altitude?
 
2017-06-15 02:29:56 PM  

thehobbes: abhorrent1: Trivia Jockey: Story has been updated:

One person - presumably the pilot - was transported by Flight for Life from the area of the crash just after noon. The blimp was operated by AirSign, an aerial advertising firm with operations across the country.
The pilot is okay but suffered some burns, a spokesman for AirSign said in a telephone interview from the company's Florida office.
The pilot remained with the blimp as it slowly descended to the ground.
"He stayed with the blimp until it went down," he said, adding that a crew member on ground pulled the pilot from the wreckage.

Bets on whether or not some douche with a drone caused it?

Umm. What would it do? Knock out the steering and cause it to circle aimlessly at altitude?


I dunno. Could have gone into an engine and caused a fire or something. Some drones can be pretty big.
 
2017-06-15 02:31:55 PM  
Two thoughts:

(1)  That had to be one hell of a drive to knock the blimp out of the sky.  Tiger is back ON, I guess.

(2)  The new feature this year is a fire hazard on 16, play through gentlemen, play through.
 
2017-06-15 04:03:15 PM  
I feel deflated. Hope everyone is ok.
 
2017-06-15 04:03:22 PM  
Slowest terrorist attack ever?
 
2017-06-15 04:04:40 PM  

abhorrent1: Stop using newsflash for every farking damn thing. Are you stupid?


Yeah, because blimps crash everyday in the country.  Nothing to see here people, this is common, and you should be used to it by now.
 
2017-06-15 04:05:42 PM  
FOOOOORRRRRREEEEE!
 
2017-06-15 04:05:45 PM  
OH THE HUMANITY
mgtvwlns.files.wordpress.com
 
2017-06-15 04:05:52 PM  

thehobbes: Video of it coming down: https://twitter.com/AaronDrez

I don't know how to link a twitter video


TURN YOUR CAMERA SIDEW..., nevermind.
 
2017-06-15 04:07:55 PM  
fark PENFED. They just took over our credit union and screwed up my account. All my money and cd's are now gone to another bank. Screw them.
 
2017-06-15 04:08:02 PM  

abhorrent1: Stop using newsflash for every farking damn thing. Are you stupid?


My newsflash emails have been spotty lately.  Is it a moderator's decision whether to send out email alerts?
 
2017-06-15 04:08:22 PM  
This viral marketing is getting out of hand.
 
2017-06-15 04:12:41 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-06-15 04:12:56 PM  
Over Macho Grande.
 
2017-06-15 04:14:26 PM  
Battlefield 1 Behemoth Crash
Youtube 0GLXle1UYEA
 
2017-06-15 04:17:39 PM  
Pilot is OK.  He got up and down.
 
2017-06-15 04:18:09 PM  

UberNeuman: Over Macho Grande.


No, I'll never get over Macho Grande.
 
2017-06-15 04:20:45 PM  
All aboard for safety and adventure on the rigid airship Excelsior, where the pampered luxury of a cruise ship meets the smoothness of modern air travel.
 
2017-06-15 04:30:21 PM  
So... does that count as a hole in one for the blimp?
 
2017-06-15 04:31:41 PM  
Wonder if they cheaped-out and used hydrogen. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
 
2017-06-15 04:33:36 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-06-15 04:34:10 PM  
"The initial investigation reveals the blimp may have experienced mechanical problems prior to the crash,"

No shiat....Thank Romero
 
2017-06-15 04:42:07 PM  
We stand in support of the blimp pilot.  We stand together.

One Nation, Indirigible.
 
2017-06-15 04:44:24 PM  

Promo Sapien: We stand in support of the blimp pilot.  We stand together.

One Nation, Indirigible.


with freephones and judgements for all...
 
2017-06-15 04:47:27 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [img.fark.net image 555x507]


Considering he only got burns that's amazing.

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Mother farker has balls of steel.
 
2017-06-15 04:49:44 PM  
hope we'll see a Farmer's Insurance ad about this. J.K. Simmons, call your office.
 
2017-06-15 04:50:04 PM  
How much farking effort does it take to turn your phone 90 degrees when shooting video?  For farks sake...

/too much, apparently.
 
2017-06-15 04:51:04 PM  
It was downed by a missile! It's a conspiracy I tells ya! Professor Tim is to blame!

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2017-06-15 04:53:23 PM  

ColTomParker: hope we'll see a Farmer's Insurance ad about this. J.K. Simmons, call your office.


♫ "We // are // crash-ers ... bum ba-dum-dum dum dum dum." ♫
 
2017-06-15 04:55:33 PM  

extroverted_suicide: How much farking effort does it take to turn your phone 90 degrees when shooting video?  For farks sake...

/too much, apparently.


Agreed, but it's not as serious of a crime if you're filming something that's 100% vertical.
 
2017-06-15 04:56:46 PM  
 
2017-06-15 04:59:02 PM  
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