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911 Calls Reveal Moments After Blue Angels Crash

Posted at 2:02 PM, Jun 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-03 19:32:53-04

Officials have released 911 calls moments after an F/A 18-hornet Blue Angels aircraft crashed in Smyrna.

The aircraft, piloted by U.S. Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, went down around 3 p.m. near the Smyrna Bowling Center and Nissan Drive – about 200 yards away from the Stones River Homes and Smyrna Elementary School.

Calls began coming into dispatch around that time.

The Federal Aviation Administration has since taken over the investigation.

Despite the tragedy, the Great Tennessee Air Show was set to continue through the weekend, but the Blue Angels would not be part of the show.

A gofundme account has been set up to help Capt. Kuss' family. To donate, click here.

The International Council of Air Shows Foundation has also been taking donations. You can find that link by clicking here.