Blue Angels Pilot Capt. Jeff Kuss Memorial Unveiling

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SMYRNA, Tenn. (WKRG) — The unveiling of the memorial for fallen Blue Angels pilot Captain Jeff Kuss will take place Wednesday in Smyrna, Tennesse.

Capt. Kuss died on June 2, 2016, during a practice flight ahead of the Great Tennessee Airshow. He lost control of his aircraft and crashed.

A Blue Angels jet, the centerpiece of the memorial, arrived in Smyrna back in May. The National Aviation Museum in Pensacola donated the recently retired Blue Angel F/A-18C-25-MC Hornet, emblazoned with Kuss’ plane number. The jet was driven to Tennessee all the way from Pensacola. Smyrna police escorted the jet from Interstate 65 and onto I-840, where several troopers then joined and created a procession.

News 5 will have live coverage Wednesday from Tennessee starting in the noon newscast and will stream the ceremony live.

For more information on the memorial, go to the website:


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