Blue Angel Pilot Killed in Air Show Crash Identified

Release Date: 4/23/2007 10:47:00 AM

From Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron Public Affairs

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The identity of an F/A-18A Hornet pilot who crashed during an April 21 Navy flight demonstration at Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, S.C. has been released.

Blue Angel No. 6 was flown by Lt. Cmdr. Kevin J. Davis, 32, of Pittsfield, Mass. He served as the opposing solo pilot. This was Davis' second year on the team and his first year as a demonstration pilot.

At approximately 4 p.m. EDT on April 21, Davis was joining the Delta formation for the final maneuver of the aerial demonstration when the mishap occurred. The crash occurred approximately three miles outside the air station.

The other five Blue Angel jets were not involved in the incident and landed safely moments later. The cause of the incident is currently under investigation.


Lt. Cmdr. Kevin J. Davis
Blue Angel #6.