This Day In Aviation History – Blue Angels

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January 23, 1990. Mid-air collision between two Blue Angels McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 aircraft during a practice session at El Centro. One airplane, Angel Number 2, piloted by Capt. Chase Moseley (ejected) was destroyed and the other, Angel Number 1 piloted by CDR Pat Moneymaker was badly damaged but managed to land safely. Both pilots survived unharmed.