Tuesday, April 24, 2007

A sad, sad day...

I have received several emails and phone calls from friends who know that we live in Beaufort, South Carolina, and that my husband flies the same type of aircraft that the Blue Angels do.
We were at the air show at the Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, when the crash occured. The Blue Angels put on a tremendous, awe-inspiring air show as they usually do. But, tragically, there was a terrible ending to the show, as one of the jets crashed and the pilot perished.
I am so very thankful that there were no serious injuries to anyone on the ground, and that the damage was not worse than it was.
The crash happened in a rural area about half-way between the Air Station and where our neighborhood is.
The emergency vehicles needed to respond to the crash site and in order to minimize traffic issues, they locked down the base and nobody was able to leave the base for awhile. Traffic was finally moving and we were able to leave about three hours after the crash occured.
It was such a sad day. Please remember the pilot's family, the Blue Angels family, Naval and Marine Aviators, and the military in your prayers today.

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