Blue Angels Pilot Dies in Air Show Crash

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A Blue Angels pilot died after his jet went down Saturday afternoon during an air show at the Beaufort Marine Corp Air Station in
South Carolina.

The precision performing planes were in the final minutes of their performance when the aircraft dropped down below the trees and crashed.

Five other jets were performing; those pilots landed safely moments after the crash

The name of the pilot is not being released at this time. The pilot's family was at the airshow.

The jet crashed near the Laurel Bay Housing area that houses members of the Marine Corps. Several homes were damaged from falling debris.

Eight people were reported injured, no word on the extent of the injuries.

The scene has been secured and residents who live near the crash are being asked to stay away from the scene and any debris.

Sunday's air show will go on as scheduled, but the Blues Angels will not perform.

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