BREAKING: Blue Angels, Thunderbird Crash Hours Apart
A U.S. Navy Blue Angels and an Air Force Thunderbird have both crashed just hours apart from each other.From CNN
(CNN) - [Breaking news update, posted at 5:14 p.m. ET]One person died as a result of a plane crash Thursday near Smyrna, Tennessee, Rutherford County Emergency Management Director Tharrel Kast said. Earlier, the U.S. Navy said a Blue Angels jet crashed Thursday afternoon, without saying where; the Blue Angels' Twitter account said the flight demonstration squadron was in the Smyrna area Thursday.
[Previous story, posted at 5:08 p.m. ET]
A U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet and an Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 crashed Thursday in separate incidents in Tennessee and Colorado, officials said.
The F-16 crashed south of Colorado Springs, Colorado, after a U.S. Air Force Academy commencement ceremony attended by President Barack Obama.
A spokesman for the academy said the plane went down far from the stadium, and the pilot, a member of the Air Force's Thunderbirds demonstration team, safely ejected.
Accidents do happen but it is rare to see it happen twice so closely together. Let us know what you think about this in the comment section or on social media.