PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Navy officials say its Blue Angels will resume performances a month after one of their pilots was killed in a crash while practicing for an air show.
In a statement Saturday, Cmdr. Ryan Bernacchi said the elite flight demonstration squadron was grateful for its fans’ patience as it “navigated through this very difficult loss of our teammate.”READ MORE: Preakness Fans Happy To Watch Live Horse Racing Again At Pimlico
The Blue Angels canceled performances after the death of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss. Kuss died June 2 when his F/A-18 jet crashed just after takeoff while practicing for a Tennessee air show.Maryland Businesses Split On Whether Or Not To Keep Mask Mandates After CDC, Hogan Announcement
The Pensacola-based team will resume its schedule July 2 at the National Cherry Festival Air Show in Traverse City, Michigan.
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