A Blue Angels F/A-18 crashed outside of Nashville, Tennessee during practice on Thursday, sadly, the pilot could not eject & he was killed.
According to ABC News, the Blue Angels flew over downtown Nashville just prior to the crash.
An onlooker caught the moment the jet crashed on cell phone video.
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The pilot, Captain Jeff Kuss, joined the Blue Angels in 2014, and had “1400 flight hours and 175 carrier-arrested landings,” according to Nashville News 5.
Kuss is survived by a wife and two young children.
A witness said that the crash & subsequent explosion shook the ground and her car.
Hours before, an F-16 from the Air Force’s Thunderbirds crashed just near Petersen Air Force Base in Colorado Springs.