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Blue Angel Crash

The Daily Press reports that a Navy Blue Angel pilot died Saturday at an air show in South Carolina when the elite aviators were coming together for their final formation. The pilot's name has not yet been released according to the article. His jet hit a pine tree, resulting in his death.

The article also reports that metal and plastic hit homes as far as 35 miles away from the location of the air show. The pilot has been a member of the team for two years and it was his first demonstration on Saturday.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the cause of the crash is under investigation still and will be announced soon. It also reports that the last Blue Angels fatality happened in Georgia in 1999 when a jet crashed while trying to land during a show.

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/04/21/BAGQJPDCUO3.DTL

http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2007/04/22/ap3638686.html