Portland Trail Blazers blimp crash lands on fans


The Goodyear Blimp started a new culture of flying mechanisms at sporting events, and that has now extended from open-air stadiums to enclosed arenas.

The danger with this second category is there is little room for error. The Portland Trail Blazers learned this at their Thursday night game against the Indiana Pacers.

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Portland often flies a Ford blimp through the arena without any issues. But the blimp malfunctioned on this night and started to fall toward fans. It eventually landed on a small portion of the crowd before it was fit into the concourse. Here's a running tab of the blimp's eventful night: