US Open 2017: Blimp crashes near to course at Erin Hills

The blimp – similar to the one above – crashed close to the US Open but was unaffiliated with the event

An airship fell from the sky and caught fire close to the US Open during the early stages of the first round at Erin Hills, Wisconsin.

Organisers said the aircraft was “unaffiliated” with the US Open or television coverage of the event.

Eye witnesses posted social media footage