The Associated Press says the Blue Angels pilot who died Thursday when his jet crashed near Nashville, Tennessee was Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss from Colorado.
A U.S. official, who spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity, identified Capt. Kuss as the pilot who was killed in the crash. Kuss reportedly joined the Blue Angels in 2014, and had over 1,400 flight hours.
The Navy’s flight demonstration team was practicing for the Great Tennessee Air Show, set for this weekend.