Vigil held for Blue Angels pilot a week after crash

Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss (Courtesy: U.S. Navy Blue Angels)

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRN) – One week after Blue Angels pilot Jeff Kuss was killed in a jet crash in Smyrna, a candlelight vigil will be held in his honor.

Hundreds of people are expected to attend the memorial for the young pilot who was killed when his jet crashed during practice for the Great Tennessee Airshow last weekend in Smyrna.

PHOTOS: U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet crash

Following the devastating accident, the Blue Angels pulled out of the performance.

Kuss’ remains will be flown back to his hometown of Durando, Colorado, on Friday. A private funeral will be held for him on Saturday.

Kuss leaves behind a wife and two young children.

A GoFundMe account has raised more than $300,000 for the family. Click here to donate.


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