Blue Angels cancel Dayton appearance

This May 19, 2016, photo shows Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss at an air show in Lynchburg, Va. A Blue Angels F/A-18 fighter jet crashed Thursday, June 2, near Nashville, Tenn., killing the pilot just days before a weekend air show performance, officials said. A U.S. official said the pilot was Kuss. (Matt Bell/The Register & Bee via AP)

DAYTON, OH (WDTN) –  The U.S. Navy Blue Angels announced Tuesday they have cancelled their planned appearance at the this year’s Vectren Dayton Air Show.

“We are saddened by the tragic loss of Marine Captain Jeff Kuss, Blue Angel # 6 in Tennessee last week,” stated Michael Emoff, United States Air and Trade Show Board of Trustees Chairman. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Captain Kuss’s family and the Blue Angel team members,” he added.

Officials say the air show will go on as planned.

The show plans to add one attraction and tribute to Captain Jeff Kuss to the feature flying show both days. Details will be announced once plans are finalized. Kuss was killed after the Blue Angels F/A-18 he was flying, crashed while taking off for a practice session ahead of a weekend air show last Thursday near Nashville, Tennessee,.

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