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    Blue Angels crash

    A member of the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels precision flight team has crashed during an air show in Beaufort, South Carolina, witnesses tell CNN.

    No link yet.

    Near some residential housing, apparently and homes are on fire. In Beaufort, SC

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    Thanks ~ I was just going to see if anyone had added this yet.

    As of right now no one knows if the pilot was able to eject before the crash or the extent of damage on the ground. It seems more than one home is on fire.

    Please pray that the pilot is safe as well as those in those homes.
    Rest in Peace
    Joey, Summer, Gianni & Joseph Mateo


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    A local reporter is saying now that eyewitnesses have seen parts of the plane on the ground, firefighters are trying to put the out the house fire on Pine Grove Rd. One eyewitness saw the plane low over a grove of trees and then fire and smoke. There still isn't any word on the pilot or residents of the home.
    Rest in Peace
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    Beaufort Gazette reporting the pilot was killed. Emergency crews now asking for the Coroner to come to the scene. No report yet on the residents of the home(s) on fire.

    Rest in Peace
    Joey, Summer, Gianni & Joseph Mateo


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    http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/04/21/blu...ash/index.html

    OK, here's a link finally to CNN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reportertype View Post
    According to that link, there were no homes nearby and the pilot survived .

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    Yeah, weird. Lots of conflicting reports.

    CNN now says there is one confirmed fatality

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    Quote Originally Posted by reportertype View Post
    Yeah, weird. Lots of conflicting reports.

    CNN now says there is one confirmed fatality
    Headlines on CNN:
    There has been at least one fatality in the crash of a U.S. Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 jet at an air show in South Carolina, the Beaufort County coroner says.

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    http://www.blueangels.navy.mil/index.htm

    Here is the official sight for the Blue Angels with photos of 2007's officers. Click to the right where it says Blue Angel Officers. Scandi

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    Here's the latest from msnbc.com ~

    Blue Angels pilot dies in crash at S.C. air show

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18248797/
    Rest in Peace
    Joey, Summer, Gianni & Joseph Mateo



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    Quote Originally Posted by scandi View Post
    http://www.blueangels.navy.mil/index.htm

    Here is the official sight for the Blue Angels with photos of 2007's officers. Click to the right where it says Blue Angel Officers. Scandi
    I didn't see any photos. All I saw was a write-up about the BA and also a little video to the right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanandjim View Post
    I didn't see any photos. All I saw was a write-up about the BA and also a little video to the right.
    You have to wait awhile for the side links to load; it's just slow.

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    RIP Lt Cmdr Kevin Davis.....
    http://pensacolanewsjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/frontpage

    Blues return home today

    BEAUFORT, S.C. -- A U.S. Navy Blue Angels pilot was killed after crashing Saturday afternoon while performing at an air show.

    Lt. Cmdr. Kevin J. Davis, a native of Pittsfield, Mass., was piloting the No. 6 jet when it went down at about 3 p.m. (CDT), 30 minutes into the show at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort (S.C.).

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    my thoughts go out to Kevin's family & friends

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    This is LCR Kevin Davis, Blue Angel #6. who died yesterday:


    "Lieutenant Commander Kevin Davis is a native of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and graduated from Reading Memorial High School in 1992 where he played football and was active with the Civil Air Patrol. He attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Science with honors in 1996.

    Kevin reported to Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Florida, for Officer Candidate School and aviation indoctrination in September 1996. He completed primary flight training at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, and transferred to NAS Meridian, Mississippi, for intermediate and advanced flight training. While there, he flew the T-2C Buckeye and TA-4J Skyhawk, and received his wings of gold in June 1999.

    Kevin reported to Fighter Squadron 101 (VF-101) at NAS Oceana, Virginia, for training in the F-14 Tomcat and was the “Top Stick” in his class. In July 2000 he reported to the VF-11 “Red Rippers” where he completed deployments aboard the aircraft carriers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67). While with the “Red Rippers,” Kevin served as the airframes/corrosion branch officer, air-to-ground training officer and head landing signals officer. His deployments included extended operations in the North Arabian Sea and Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

    In July 2003, Kevin transitioned to the F/A-18 Hornet through Strike Fighter Squadron 125 (VFA-125) at NAS Lemoore, California, and then reported to the Fighter Composite Squadron (VFC-12) “Omars,” stationed at NAS Oceana, Virginia. While at VFC-12, Kevin served as a Navy adversary pilot providing valuable air-to-air training for fleet squadrons. In December of 2004, Kevin graduated from the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) as an adversary pilot. During his tour at VFC-12, Kevin worked as the schedules officer, legal officer, FRS/SFARP officer and assistant operations officer.

    Kevin joined the Blue Angels in September 2005. He has accumulated more than 2,500 flight hours and 200 carrier arrested landings. His decorations include the Air Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and various personal and unit awards."



    I had no idea how accomplished these Angels are. They serve a 2 year mission flying as a recruiting tool for the Navy. I read thru their bios, and they are all top top flyers, the best we have. God bless his family and all those who loved him as a friend. I am sure there are many. Scandi
    Last edited by scandi; 04-22-2007 at 12:42 PM. Reason: misspelling

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