April 23, 2007

Fly High Angel

Horrible news.

One of the Navy's Blue Angel's crashed while performing at the Marine Corp. Air Station in Beaufort, South Carolina this past weekend.

The crash happened as the team was performing its final maneuver. The team's six pilots were joining from behind the crowd of thousands to form a triangle shape known as a delta, but Davis' jet did not join the formation.

Moments later, his jet crashed just outside Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, hitting homes in a neighborhood about 35 miles northwest of Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Debris - some of it on fire - rained on homes. Eight people on the ground were injured, and some homes were damaged.

Lex has a post introducing us to the pilot a bit.

My prayers go out to the family of the pilot, the Blue Angels' squad and their families and the civilians who were also involved.

Posted by Tammi at April 23, 2007 05:25 AM | TrackBack
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