Saturday, April 21, 2007

blue angels jet crashes in sc

From CNN:
A jet flying in formation with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels precision flying team crashed into a Beaufort, South Carolina, neighborhood, causing an "enormous fireball" during an air show, authorities said.

The Navy aviator was killed, Beaufort County Coroner Curt Copeland said. The F/A-18's pilot is the only known fatality. The aviator's name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Officials announced that Sunday's scheduled air show will go on but that the Blue Angels will not take part.


From what I have read, it sounds like one of the other jets in the formation flew CAP over the sight until a helo could get in the air. The jet crashed near a residential area, but no one else was hurt.

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Not a whole lot else... I'll keep on it for more info. Please keep the pilot in your prayers.

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1 Comments:

At 9:08 PM, Anonymous Pinch said...

Thanks for the hat tip, Chic. Send me an email.

 

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