The Navy’s legendary Blue Angels were training in Tennessee on Thursday for the Great Tennessee Air Show when tragedy struck.
Shortly after taking off, one of the planes crashed just two miles from the runway and no shoot was deployed.
All the other pilots landed safely, but the team did lose one of them members in the crash, Captain Jeff Kuss.
Blue Angel's Capt. Jeff Kuss died today in a crash while practicing for a show in Tennessee. Rest easy, Semper Fi pic.twitter.com/qVqcaCZhfR
— Jarhead (@LCplSwofford) June 2, 2016
No other injuries were reported from the crash.
Here is a rough video of the crash.
Video captures crash of U.S. Navy Blue Angel F/A-18 during airshow training exercise in TN. https://t.co/XWvBvFjsRGhttps://t.co/8QIYuzrdJj
— ABC News (@ABC) June 2, 2016
The tragic day ended with the community coming together to mourn the fallen hero.
#BlueAngel Cpt Jeff Kuss honored in #Smyrna vigil @WKRN pic.twitter.com/nAFuAeoANB
— Eric Egan (@EricEganTV) June 3, 2016
Even the heavens paid their tribute.
#iReport2: Another look at rainbow over #Smyrna after the Blue Angels crash – Thanks to Lotus Blossom Photography pic.twitter.com/w7ktCShUl2
— WKRN (@WKRN) June 3, 2016