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Tragedy in Beaufort

CNN TV is reporting that a Navy Blue Angels plane, in the midst of precision maneuvers, went down in a Beaufort neighborhood, with several house fires started as a result. No sign of what happened with the pilot yet. Weather couldn’t have been a factor — it’s really calm out with very clear skies. Frightening…details to follow.

Update

The word is that the plane clipped a tree and a cataclysmic set of events followed. FOX News says that the plane just lost power and went down. The Beaufort County Coroner says one person is dead, but they won’t say who — FOX also has reason to believe that the pilot indeed was killed. There’s been no sign of an ejection or anything.

WCSC has picked up the story and has been running a crawl below the PGA event. MSNBC is…well, silent, running their documentary in lieu of coverage.

By Jared Smith

Jared Smith is a web developer and weather enthusiast living in Charleston, SC.

2 replies on “Tragedy in Beaufort”

Not to be cynical or anything, but at least there’ll be less coverage of the VT thing, Alec Baldwin’s voicemail message, and the Johnson Space Center situation.

I don’t know if you had heard about it, but it was on the front page of the newspaper either yesterday or Thursday that said “Parent asks for less focus on killer.” I have to agree with that. I mean, yeah, it’s a tragic event, but I really think the media goes a little overboard and as far as I’m concerned, the more they keep telling the same information, the more I change the channel and focus on something else.

I know the media has to inform everybody of what’s going on, but there’s more things going on than just the one story for three weeks.

Not to be cynical or anything, but at least there’ll be less coverage of the VT thing, Alec Baldwin’s voicemail message, and the Johnson Space Center situation.

I don’t know if you had heard about it, but it was on the front page of the newspaper either yesterday or Thursday that said “Parent asks for less focus on killer.” I have to agree with that. I mean, yeah, it’s a tragic event, but I really think the media goes a little overboard and as far as I’m concerned, the more they keep telling the same information, the more I change the channel and focus on something else.

I know the media has to inform everybody of what’s going on, but there’s more things going on than just the one story for three weeks.

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