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Pilot Dies As Blimp Shoots Into Air, Bursts Into Flames

MSNBC.COM - The pilot of an airship was killed when the craft caught fire and crashed in western Germany on Sunday, AFP reported. Three passengers were able to leap to safety. Photographer Joachim Storch, who was one of the passengers, told Germany's Bild newspaper that the pilot encountered difficulties as he was coming in to land. Storch and the other passengers jumped out of the craft when it was around two meters off the ground. The airship immediately shot upwards, gaining up to fifty meters in height, possibly due to the sudden loss of weight. The survivors then heard the screams of the pilot as the blimp was engulfed in flames. >>>CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND TO LOOK AT MORE PHOTOS

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