Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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BEAUFORT, SC (WIS) - A Navy pilot has been killed after his Blue Angel jet crashed during an air show in Beaufort Saturday afternoon.
The plane went down in the closing moments of the elite squads routine and plunged into a neighborhood of small homes and trailers.
Eyewitnesses say the six planes were flying in formation when one of the jets apparently crashed into a group of trees in a Beaufort neighborhood, starting several house fires.
Witnesses say metal and plastic wreckage hit homes in the neighborhood located about 35 miles northwest of Hilton Head Island. County emergency management director William Winn says several homes were damaged. Eight people on the ground were injured.
According to the Beaufort County Coroner, the pilot was killed in the crash. The pilot's identity has not yet been released, pending notification of family members.
Lieutenant Commander Anthony Walley is also a Blue Angel pilot. Walley confirmed the crash took place in the final minutes of the air show, but would not elaborate on what maneuvers the aircraft were performing.
During a news conference at the Marine Corps Air Station on Saturday evening, LCDR Anthony Walley said, "Our squadron and the entire US Navy are grieving in the loss of a great American, a great naval officer, but most of all a great friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family this evening who were at the air show."
Air Show officials say the show will continue Sunday, but the Blue Angels will not perform as scheduled.
A Navy statement says the pilot had been on the team for two years, and it was his first as a demonstration pilot. The accident is under investigation.
For more information on the Beaufort Air Show, click the link to the show's website here. For more information on the Blue Angels flight squad, click on the link to the group's website here. Count on News 10 to bring you any new information as this story develops.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:58:33 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>