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    Just happened in Beaufort SC. Houses on Fire. More to come...
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    Witness Scott Houston told CNN in a telephone interview that he saw six Blue Angels jets flying low behind a grove of trees at the end of an airshow in Beaufort, S.C., and only five emerged.

    A cloud of smoke was seen rising from the area.
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    hope the pilot ejected
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    I hope no one was injured - preliminary report says a house or houses are on fire...

    One of these crashes could end flight demonstration teams performing altogether..that would be a bad thing.
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    A SAAB Gripen (Griffin) crashed in Sweden on Friday, though I suppose that sort of thing is common with operational aircraft.
    The pilot was unhurt, he ejected.
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    Nothing confirmed yet regarding the condition of the pilot or anyone on the ground - hope everyone is ok
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    Eyewitnesses said one in a tight formation suddenly dropped behind, lost altitude, whacked into a tall pine tree, and the remains kept going through residences. Suspicion is, obviously, engine failure.
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    Report: Blue Angel Crash in S.C. Kills 1
    By The Associated Press

    2 hours 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.

    ~!S!~ Rest in peace.....
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