Fatal 2007 Blue Angels Crash

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy released its investigation report Jan. 14 on the Blue Angels crash that occurred April 21, 2007 in Beaufort, S.C., sighting pilot error as the primary causal factor. "The mishap was caused by a failure to perform a proper Anti-G Straining Maneuver, resulting in the pilot's suffering from possible physiological effects that contributed to his loss of situational awareness of his rate of decent, and ultimately a controlled flight into the terrain," as stated in the report. "Lt. Cmdr Davis was a superb naval officer and a great friend, said Blue Angels Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Kevin Mannix. "Our losing him was devastating for his family, his friends and the Navy. "It wasn't easy preparing the team to get back into the air after losing such a close friend and tight team member, but we knew Kevin would have wanted us flying again as soon as possible. Read more at http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=34337

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