This is so unfortunate. A Goodyear blimp caught fire and crashed in Germany on Sunday, killing the pilot.
The German newspaper Spiegel reports that the blimp was about to land at an airfield in Reichelsheim in western Germany when fire broke out in both engines.
The blimp was about 6 feet above the ground when the pilot told his passengers, all journalists, to jump to the ground while he tried to land safely. The blimp, part of an advertising campaign for the Goodyear tire company,was returning from an appearance at a local music festival, and the journalists had been taking aerial photographs.
The Daily Mail reports that as soon as the passengers jumped to safety, the pilot, an Australian, took the airship rapidly to a height of around 150 feet, making it impossible for the pilot to escape, eyewitnesses said.
Here is the video: