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Blue Angels Cancel New York And Ohio Shows Following Fatal Crash

June 08, 2016

Following the fatal Navy Blue Angel crash left week that killed Captain Jeff Kuss, the elite flight demonstration team has canceled their upcoming June performances.


According to a Navy news release, the team will take an “operational pause” in the wake of the fatal crash that killed Captain Jeff Kuss. Kuss was killed after his F/A-18 crashed during a training routine.

The Blue Angels have canceled their performances on June 11-12 in Syracuse, New York as well as their performance in Dayton, Ohio June 18-19.

“We should know more next week about how long the operational pause is expected to last,” Cmdr. Jeannie Groeneveld, a spokeswoman for Naval Air Forces, told Navy Times.

The Navy plans to set up its Tactical Demonstration Team in place of the Blue Angels performances. The demonstration team is comprised of aviators from the the Navy’s West-Coast Hornet fleet replacement squadron, VFA-122 “Flying Eagles.”