Video shows a private pilot making a safe, textbook emergency landing in St. George last week in a plane painted to look like a U.S. Navy Blue Angel aircraft.
St. George Municipal Airport officials said the runway had been coated with a fire retardant foam and an ambulance crew was called to the scene before the plane touched down Friday, Feb. 3.
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The real Blue Angels performance squad is scheduled to appear in the Thunder Over Utah Air Show in March. Show spokesman Herb Gillen told The Spectrum (http://bit.ly/wTLvBo ) that the vintage T-33 plane was set to be part of a static display but wouldn’t be flying.
Gillen said the pilot in the emergency landing was a civilian.