Blue Angels Jet Crashes In Tennessee, Hours After Thunderbird Mishap

  • by: Alan Duke

A U.S. Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 crashed in Smyrna, Tennessee, Thursday afternoon, just hours after an Air Force Thunderbird F-16 crashed in Colorado. The Blue Angels crash happened as the U.S. Navy's flight demonstration squadron was practicing for the Great Tennessee Air Show set for Saturday over the skies of Nashville.

A Tennessee TV station reports that 1,300 homes have lost elecrical power because of the crash. One person is confirmed dead, the station reports.

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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