After the fire broke out on bard, Captain Mike Nerandzic heroically dipped the blimp as low as he could get it safely for the 3 passengers to jump out. Once their weight was removed the blimp climbed rapidly and the flames overcame it. RIP to him and condolences to his family.
Some amateur video of the incident here and here
Source -> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2002935/Pilot-killed-Goodyear-blimp-plunges-ground-flames-Germany.html & http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/5169545/
For the google: Goodyear Blimp Hero Australian pilot Mike Nerandzic Germany crash
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