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The Tragic Crash of a Blimp Eleven people were The Wing Foot killed and express, as the blimp twenty-eight badly was called, was injured when this big making a test flight balloon, flying over when it fell. Four of Chicago on July 21, its five occupants, caught fire and fell wearing parachutes, 1200 feet, crashing jumped. The fifth through the skylight was caught in the of the Illinois Trust flaming gas bag and and Saving Bank and crushed to death on exploding in the the bank roof. rotunda below where a Another's parachute hundred and fifty burst into flames and clerks and followed the balloon bookkeep-ers were at thru the skylight. A work. The first third man broke both warning to the legs as he landed and employees was when the the other two, burning mass struck experienced the floor scattering balloonists, landed gasoline flames in one on a roof, and which five girls and one in the street. four men burned to death.