Blue Angels can still soar over Bay Area

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – An attempt to ban the Blue Angels’ annual aerobatics display over San Francisco during Fleet Week has failed. A Board of Supervisors committee on Monday rejected 2-1 a measure that would have called for a permanent end to the show, which thrills thousands every year but has drawn criticism from anti-war activists and has raised safety questions. Supervisor Chris Daly, who proposed the ban, promised to continue pushing it. Daly noted that 26 crew members have died in incidents since 1946 when the Navy formed the flight demonstration team. In April, a Blue Angel F/A-18 Hornet jet crashed during a performance in Beaufort, S.C., killing the pilot, injuring eight people and damaging several homes. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Think about what would happen if there was a crash in San Francisco,” he said.last_img read more

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