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Blue Angel Jet Crashes at South Carolina Air Show

The other five Blue Angel jets were not involved in the incident and landed safely moments later.

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The Blue Angels fly together in a diamond formation during one of their many maneuvers performed during a recent air show.
Photo: U.S. Navy

(BEAUFORT, S.C.) - An F/A-18A Hornet assigned to the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (Blue Angels) crashed during the final minutes of an air show at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., at approximately 4:00 PM EDT, on Saturday.

The pilot did not survive.

The pilot of the jet was joining the Delta formation for the final maneuver of the aerial demonstration when the mishap occurred.

It was his second year on the team, and first year as a demonstration pilot.

The other five Blue Angel jets were not involved in the incident and landed safely moments later.

The crash occurred approximately three miles outside the air station in the vicinity of Pine Grove Rd. and White Pine Rd. One civilian on the ground reported minor injuries and was transported to Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

Some houses in the area received damage, the extent of which is unclear at this time.

The name of the pilot is being withheld pending the notification of the next-of-kin.

The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.

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Albert Marnell April 23, 2007 4:57 pm (Pacific time)

Vincent, You are not bright enough to study the DSM IV. This guy Kevin lived life on his terms, taking big risks. He knew what he was doing and I am sure would not have lived any other way. We are all going to die, with or without vitamins or L.A. Fitness.

Vincent April 23, 2007 3:03 pm (Pacific time)

Diagnostic Survey Manual IV: Look up traits for "Sociopath".

Albert Marnell April 23, 2007 9:20 am (Pacific time)

This is not conspiracy. It is fact. Stay brainwashed, very sophisticated techniques have been used. They got you where they want you. These terms conspiracy and others have confused your mind. You are too lazy to watch a two hour lecture by an astute professor. C.I.A. works with all terrorist organizations behind the seens; even Al Qaeda. We are complicit in conflict so that we have an excuse to plant our feet anywhere we want; even the Balkans. It is all a behind the scenes power game. The govenment documentation is out there. It is not conspiracy. But click the 7 O'clock news and believe the clouded fantasy. You need a lesson in respect, not me. You wish people dead and name call. This guy is gone. You or I are both not crazy, you are just ill-informed and stubborn. I did not want to believe what I found out either. I was defensive just like you. Then I took the time to investigate. When you are on the internet, you, like most people are not scanning hundreds or thousands of political documents or information. You call wishing people dead respectful? I and my deceased family have seen this movie decades ago, I do not have to pay again for another movie ticket. You get angry at someone with valuable information and rather than check it out, you focus on how to attack. Attacking is easy, research is difficult.

Vincent April 23, 2007 7:23 am (Pacific time)

This is about the Blue Angel's tragedy , not some absurd conspiracy theory discussion by a nut. I would ask you to show some respect, but you are a pure, and I mean a pure, sociopath. Totally self-centered without a conscience. People go to the DSMIV and look up the behaviorial traits.

Albert Marnell April 22, 2007 11:20 pm (Pacific time)

I would suggest anyone who questions our foreknowledge of 9/11 watch Dr. Michel Chossudovsky on Google video, lecturing in Ottawa Canada. Osama was even stated in the press as being treated at a military hospital in Pakistan for urology problems on Sept.10, 2001. Anyone who knows this area knows that it is swarming with U.S. military personnel. Special interests have us "over there" to establish a new world order and control of all the resources possible. This notion that: We just missed a big lie and the failure of intelligence is a red herring. Our intelligence knew what was coming and never had any interest in Osama bin Laden. The Project for A New American Century is just a front for oil, aerospace and globalization interests. The information is available for all of those that want to know The Truth Behind 9/11; War and Globalization. Argue with the Professor via e-mail. He is just another valuable source who just teaches people how the monopoly game is played. Again, most people in the military are honorable, decent people and have no idea that the end result of all of this militarism used for the benefit of the global elite is already backfiring for the masses, the military included. The elite will benefit. It is important to exert some effort once in a while rather than looking for the answer in the easy places. If something is easy like television, it has no value or credibility.

Albert Marnell April 22, 2007 6:59 pm (Pacific time)

That was great Vincent. What does one have to do with the other? I hope some people connect the C.I.A. dots in what I had written previously and maybe learn something and see things as they really are not as we wish them to be.

Vincent April 22, 2007 5:59 pm (Pacific time)

Maybe Maxine Waters, the criminal thug, will be next.

Albert Marnell April 22, 2007 5:45 pm (Pacific time)

Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald just died. She was a seven-term Congresswoman from southern California. She drew national attention in 1996 when she took then C.I.A. director John Deutch to Watts to address the community following a newspaper report alleging that profits from domestic sales of crack-cocaine were funneled to the C.I.A.- backed Contras in Nicaragua. If you want to see more of this chapter of her career, go to "The Truth and Lies of 9/11" by Mike Ruppert...only on the internet.

Albert Marnell April 22, 2007 4:58 pm (Pacific time)

Vincent, I did not once mention the members of the "Blue Angels" except to say I was sorry for the family of the pilot. Google "Operations Northwoods" and tell me that this country is not invovled in government sponsored terrorism. Google "Gulf of Tonkin". Osama was our best friend and basically was placed in a very high position in Afghanistan to fight the Soviets. If you read what I wrote you would see that they are all bad at the top, Republican or Democrat because all of them pander to multi-nationals and global bankers. Google- Rockefeller, Google- Rothchild, Google- Bilderberg, Google- F.R.E.E. Of course I want a military but not one in bed with the the defense industry via Congress or one that is bloated because too much money is going into it. After a while you just have a military country as did my relatives in Deutschland from 1933-1945. Most people in the service are well intended decent people. That is why it is hard for them to believe that this other group with no loyalty to any country exists, yet publically pretends to. You and I are never invited to the spotty secret meetings where often the steering of global policy is discussed. The Bilderberg meetings is a clear example of this. Not everyone in the C.I.A., M15,M16, Mossad or Congress, or all top leaders participate in the deception, private deals, and terrorism. Also most people that attend Bilderberg or Council on Foreign Relations do so because it is prestigious. But that is where the fox spots the other fox. You and I do not exist for this group and they literally control the world and ultimately have the power to decide how you or I live. The central bankers are interested in the central bankers and sometimes their self-interest may be powerful enough to prevent global financial and military conflict that they have been fueling the fire of. When they see that they may have been going for broke, so to speak, they may rush in to stop the game that will hurt themselves and the rest of us but certainly they care nothing about human life; only their own agenda and this does not include "The Blue Angels".

Vincent April 22, 2007 1:26 pm (Pacific time)

To take an elite unit like the Blue Angels and to use them for your anti-military screed is one thing, but considering a fatal accident took place, and still you belittle that tragic event. You represent what is wrong with this country, you are pathetic. As far as big business and outfits like Halliburton, well had that traitor clinton NOT reduced our military by approximately 500,000, then maybe we wouldn't need as many contractors. Then had that traitor clinton killed osama, he had many many opprotunities, we wouldn't be in this fix that we're in now. No doubt being a liberal is not just a mental disorder, it's an organized movement to destroy our country. Idiots and fools on this site.

Albert Marnell April 22, 2007 12:40 pm (Pacific time)

Clint Stinson,
Thanks for the unusual dignified response...not very common these days. I really do not blame the military and do subscribe to the government sponsored terrorism analysis. I was telling my friends for years before 9/11 that a war was coming. It would be of a different kind of conflict and would be either with Arab nations or with China. We are having an economic war with China. I was making these statements about 8 years before 9/11. The writing was on the wall.

I get my information from different sources but certainly not from people that can be fired as those on television. A little bit of "Terrorstorm", "Loose Change", "Why We Fight", "The Truth and Lies of 9/11", "The Corporation", Live Leak, F.R.E.E., a family with a military history of fighting in the German Army mostly and American....all adds up. But there are about a billion things to see and it must be independent, credible and people can not be fired for talking. The aerospace and defense "trade" shows, you would find very interesting. I believe that coverage is in "Why We Fight". One of my favorite influences is the analysis of the farewell speech of Eisenhower in Jan. 61. Beware of the military, industrial, complex. He omitted the word congressional but wanted to include it. He even saw back then that aerospace-defense and Congress were in bed together and will say and do anything to push a conflict in order to sell their products and for Congressmen to get their cut. I do not look up to people in power, actually the opposite. Our enemies always surface in places where there is an economic or strategic interest such as oil and more bases. Katrina was a cliche situation of how our government and industry, (mostly outsourced) cares nothing about the well being of people classified as citizens. These corporations and the global bankers that finance them are far more powerful than any politician. That is why only the super rich that pander to special interest will even be able to run for office. The same families that controlled the world hundreds of years ago are still around and keep a low profile. People do not want to address this as one of the most important parts of the mix of how you and I live. Would a few operatives domestic and foreign participate in domestic bet. They count on the public to be so trusting and know that their main source of information is television and newspapers....all controlled. Do not assume that the people at the top know what they are doing or operate in the best interest of the average person. They are all well connected, wealthy and corrupt people who themselves are international, travel all over and consider the U.S. to be just another somewhat more powerful country. They only hang out with their own and are out for self benefit any way they can get away with it. Patriotic they are not, only with lip-service words in front of the public. May Ken Lay R.I.P. because those lives he left behind can not.

Clint Stinson April 22, 2007 11:25 am (Pacific time)

Albert, you can't blame the events of 9/11 on the military. No matter how competent or incompetent, no one can predict the future. Just like the events at Virginia Tech, no matter how much security might have been in place, security could not be at all places at all times. We don't live in a perfect world and it's too expensive to make it perfect. While it is true that some marketing does exist by defense contractors and perhaps for them the bottom line is money, the bottom line for the US military is defense of the United States against it's enemies which takes hardware and skilled personnel. Without our strong national and homeland defense, I shutter to think how many more terrorist attacks might have taken place since 9/11.

Hank Ruark April 22, 2007 10:44 am (Pacific time)

V-M: Yr assumption undoes the good credits you deserve for your own service. Can feel for both of you since near-blind left eye kept me from 10th Mt. Div. in Italy but not from 3yrsSigCorp as lensie on all types --in Bsn! Hard to deny it IS Big Biz these days...Halliburton alone proves point pretty well.

Albert Marnell April 22, 2007 10:28 am (Pacific time)

Vincent, Did I say, that you, who I have never met in my life, went in to the military for that reason? One major point that I was trying to make is that all is business. I do not care if you are talking about the military, hospitals, churches, funeral homes, universities....unfortunately all is business. Wars need to be marketed, the various segments of the military need to be marketed and sold. They are all products and the bottom line is money. If someone goes to a church or a university or anything else because they think it is of a higher nature, they are deluding themselves. Everyone pays a price for whatever they get involved with. All is business. It kind of reminds me when young people were mesmerized by The Beatles not realizing that they were just a well marketed British folk music band with a twist (I do not mean the dance). There are some things in life that are not business like the very few real moments that we spend with real people (not for gain) because we are social animals and the contact makes us feel more alive. I would suggest you watch the documentary from 2005 prox. "Why We Fight". Do not watch the original except out of curiousity because you will not learn very much from it. I assume your assumption is just an unoriginal dig but I can not care about such things. They are so common and here things like that everyday or see other people typecast.

Vincent M April 22, 2007 7:05 am (Pacific time)

Mr. Marnell I proudly served in our military and it was NOT because of these so-called "publicity stunts" that you so label, as to why I chose to serve my country. I assume you were unable to get into the military for psychological reasons and you have held a lifetime grudge because of that.

Albert Marnell April 21, 2007 7:42 pm (Pacific time)

These air shows are just publicity stunts for the military and to capture the minds of the young. If they are so competent, why was 9/11 allowed to happen? It is just free advertising for the likes of United Technologies, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Rolls-Royce Group PLC etc. I have never seen so many of them since Iraq II, more than in my whole life. Sorry for family of pilot. More shows are in areas of gullible populations. South Carolina (have you ever spent time there?) very provincial, naive population base, not bad people just naive as heck in general.

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