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Memorial Service Today in Pensacola for Blue Angel Pilot

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Hundreds of people are expected to attend a community memorial service Thursday for a Blue Angel pilot who died in a crash.

Kevin Davis died Saturday when his jet crashed during the final minutes of a South Carolina air show performance. The 32-year-old lieutenant commander was in his first year performing with the team.

He will be buried at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola in a private ceremony this weekend.

Davis was the 26th Blue Angel to die while flying with the team. The last fatal crash was in 1999.

Outside the Blue Angels' hangar, Davis' parking spot has become a makeshift memorial marked with flowers. The entrance to the Blue Angels hangar and tarmac is also marked with flowers and cards.

Officials say a safety committee is still investigating the cause of the crash and the team hasn't decided when it will resume flying.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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