Blue Angels Crash- Press Conference

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UPDATE: The Blue Angels will not be participating in the Great Tennessee Air Show this weekend. The status of the show as a whole is still not known.

Here are the highlights from the Blue Angels crash press conference held at approximately 5:00 p.m. in Smyrna:

  • It is confirmed the pilot is dead.
  • The Department of Navy has joined with FAA in the investigation.
  • The plane crashed 2 miles from the runway.
  • Accident was behind The Sam Davis Home.
  •  The Sam Davis Home will remained closed tomorrow, Friday, June 3rd. We will post updates about weekend opening/closing as soon as they are available. Thank you for your understanding.(Sam Davis Home Facebook)
  • No decision on this weekend’s show.
  • There were no other injuries and power was knocked out to some. Sam Davis Home is still without power.
  • At this time there are no details being released as to possible causes of the wreck.
  • The pilot’s name is being withheld until next of kin are notified.
  • Military officials have not announced a press conference.
  • Roads will be closed around the crash site. Sam Davis will remain closed until further notice. Smyrna officials remain in a support situation to the Navy and FAA. Any other closed roads including Sam Ridley and Nissan will be opened soon.
  • A No Fly Zone has been put at a 2 mile radius around the crash site.

We will keep you updated as we receive information.