SC Marines celebrate aviation at Beaufort air show

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, SC (AP) - Marines at the Beaufort Air Station are holding their annual air show highlighting the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team.

Admission to the 2-day air show is free. It begins on Saturday.

Also appearing at the show is the Army's Golden Knights parachute team, the Parris Island Marine Corps Brass Band and pilots flying Marine Corps Harrier jump jets. Historical aircraft are also on display.

At the air show in 2007, a Blue Angel pilot died when he crashed his F/A-18 Hornet into a residential area near the base. Navy investigators determined the 32-year-old became disoriented after a high-speed turn subjected him to six times the force of gravity.

Eight people on the ground were injured and some homes were damaged.

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