Blue Angel Jet Crash
The Star Tribune had an article Saturday about the fatal crash of a Blue Angel jet at an air show in South Carolina. The jet apparently hit a pine tree, which led to the crash, killing the pilot. Remnants of the plane apparently hit nearby houses, causing at least one fire. The challenge of the article is to make sense of what happened for the reader despite an absence of official word on the event. To do this, two eyewitness reports are used to help explain the events. More than 100,000 people were expected to attend the air show, so there will be no shortage of eyewitness accounts.
The Pioneer Press covered the story, but had much more detail, as well as more interesting quotes, in my opinion. A man who lives in the neighborhood where the plane went down described a fireball descending upon him, which doused his truck in flames and debris.