US Navy Pilot Killed In Blue Angels Jet Crash in Tennessee


One is confirmed dead in a US Navy Blue Angels jet crash at Smyrna Airport in Tennessee, according to WKRN. A giant explosion was seen near and far.

Smyrna police confirmed at an evening news conference that previous reports of the one person dead at the scene was the pilot, a Navy captain named Jeff Kuss.

The crash comes shortly after another Navy jet crashed in Colorado Springs.

The Blue Angels were set to perform at the airport this weekend, June 4 and 5, at The Great Tennessee Airshow, but the Navy has canceled all Blue Angels appearances. The crashed jet was reportedly practicing for the bi-annual event.

Smyrna police have turned the investigation over to the Federal Aviation Administration and the US military, WSMV reported.


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