Blue Angel Pilot Killed in Air Show Crash Identified


Story Number: NNS070423-01Release Date: 4/23/2007 10:47:00 AM
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From Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron Public Affairs

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The identity of an F/A-18A Hornet pilot who crashed during an April 21 Navy flight demonstration at Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, S.C. has been released.

Blue Angel No. 6 was flown by Lt. Cmdr. Kevin J. Davis, 32, of Pittsfield, Mass. He served as the opposing solo pilot. This was Davis' second year on the team and his first year as a demonstration pilot.

At approximately 4 p.m. EDT on April 21, Davis was joining the Delta formation for the final maneuver of the aerial demonstration when the mishap occurred. The crash occurred approximately three miles outside the air station.

The other five Blue Angel jets were not involved in the incident and landed safely moments later. The cause of the incident is currently under investigation.

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Navy file photo of U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration pilot, Lcdr. Kevin Davis, a native of Pittsfield, Mass.
070422-N-0000X-001 WASHINGTON (April 22, 2007) - Navy file photo of U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration pilot, Lcdr. Kevin Davis, a native of Pittsfield, Mass. Lcdr. Davis was killed April 21, when his F/A-18 hornet crashed into a residential area outside Beaufort Marine Corps Air Base, South Carolina. The crash took place in the final minutes of the air show as the pilots were doing a maneuver, which involved all six planes joining from behind the crowd to form a Delta triangle. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. U.S. Navy photo
April 23, 2007
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