1 killed after U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet crashes in Smyrna

(Courtesy: Douglas Dobbs)

SMYRNA, Tenn. (WKRN) – One person was killed after a U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet crashed Thursday afternoon in Smyrna ahead of their weekend air show at the city’s airport.

A La Vergne official confirmed the accident happened around 3 p.m. near Weakly Lane, not far from the bowling alley.


At least one person was killed. The victim’s identity has not been released at this time.

Further details weren’t immediately known.

Hunter Hayes was set to fly with the Blue Angels on Friday. His publicist told News 2 the crash happened right in front of them, but he was not injured.

Our own Samantha Fisher flew with the flight team on Wednesday ahead of their performance at the Great Tennessee Airshow on June 4 and 5. It’s unclear if the crash will affect the show.

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