Lieutenant Commander Kevin Davis was the pilot of the #6 Blue Angels F/A-18A Hornet.
The Navy has identified the pilot of the number six Blue Angels jet who died in Saturday's crash as 32 year old Lieutenant Commander Kevin Davis from Pittsfield, Massachusetts. This was Commander Davis' second year on the team and his first year as a demonstration pilot. He was a decorated Navy pilot with more than 2,500 flight hours. He was also a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom.
On Saturday, LCDR Davis was joining the delta formation with the Blue Angels as they made their final approach to the runway when something went terribly wrong. The plane fell out of formation and disappeared below the tree line, about three miles outside Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. Davis did not survive. The five other Blue Angel jets landed safely.
The Navy is still investigating the cause of the crash.