THE DEATHS of two Navy Blue Angels in a routine exercise demonstrates the danger ever present in precision acrobatic flying. The naval aviators who volunteer for this elite squad know this better than anyone, but the allure for them outweighs the risks.
Lt. Commander Kieron O'Connor, 35, of Burtonsville and Lt. Kevin Colling, 32, of Castle Rock, Colo., will be missed by their families, friends and the Navy. Naval investigators must determine the cause of the accident and make whatever changes are necessary in training and maintenance to prevent its repeat.