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U.S. Navy 'Blue Angels' Jet Crashes

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WASHINGTON (April 21) - A Navy F-18 Blue Angel plane crashed during an air show Saturday, according to televised reports.


Witnesses said the planes were flying in formation, and then one dropped down below the trees and apparently crashed.

"The next thing I seen was just a big black cloud of smoke," Gerald Popp, who lives nearby, told CNN.

It was not known if the pilot survived. A coroner told CNN there was at least one fatality. A caller told CNN that there were large holes in homes where the plane went down.

At the Blue Angels command headquarters at Pensacola Naval Air Station the petty officer duty said he "had no comment at this time."
 

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kills 1

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070421/ap_on_re_us/blue_angel_crash

Report: Blue Angel crash in S.C. kills 1
By The Associated Press 8 minutes ago


BEAUFORT, S.C. - A Navy F-18 Blue Angel plane crashed during an air show Saturday, according to televised reports. The county coroner's office said one person was killed.
Witnesses said the planes were flying in formation during the show at a Marine air base, and then one dropped down below the trees and apparently crashed.
"The next thing I seen was just a big black cloud of smoke," Gerald Popp, who lives nearby, told CNN.
At the Blue Angels command headquarters at Pensacola Naval Air Station the petty officer duty said he "had no comment at this time."
A woman who answered the phone at the county coroner's office said one person died in the crash. It was not immediately clear who it was.
More than 100,000 were expected to attend the air show, and the Blue Angels were the main attraction. The elite aerial-demonstration team, which is based at Pensacola Naval Air Station, recently celebrated its 60th anniversary.
Beaufort is about 35 miles northwest of Hilton Head.
(This version CORRECTS name of witness to Popp).)
 

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