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060520_537.jpg - Date of accident: 21-APR-2007 | F/A-18A Hornet | 162437 | Pilot: Lt. Cmdr. Kevin J. Davis | MCAS Beaufort, SC“In his final turn to attempt to rendezvous with the other Blues, he put a very fast, high-G turn on the aircraft. A real aggressive turn,” Capt. Jack Hanzlik, a Navy spokesman and former aviator, told the AP on Monday. Davis’ parents were watching the team perform. An investigator reviewing flight data found that as the turn subjected Davis to six times the force of gravity, a temporary decrease in blood flow to his brain likely caused him to experience tunnel vision and become disoriented, the report found. However, Davis worked to regain control of the plane, “and in the last few seconds he may have been aware of his low altitude and was attempting to save the aircraft,” said the report by Marine Lt. Col. Javier J. Ball.

Date of accident: 21-APR-2007 | F/A-18A Hornet | 162437 | Pilot: Lt. Cmdr. Kevin J. Davis | MCAS Beaufort, SC “In his final turn to attempt to rendezvous with the other Blues, he put a very fast, high-G turn on the aircraft. A real aggressive turn,” Capt. Jack Hanzlik, a Navy spokesman and former aviator, told the AP on Monday. Davis’ parents were watching the team perform. An investigator reviewing flight data found that as the turn subjected Davis to six times the force of gravity, a temporary decrease in blood flow to his brain likely caused him to experience tunnel vision and become disoriented, the report found. However, Davis worked to regain control of the plane, “and in the last few seconds he may have been aware of his low altitude and was attempting to save the aircraft,” said the report by Marine Lt. Col. Javier J. Ball.
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