SMYRNA, Tenn. (WKRN) — A very special arrival happened in Smyrna Wednesday morning as Blue Angel jet 7 arrived in Rutherford County.
The US Navy Blue Angels are in town this weekend for the Great Tennessee Air Show.
It’s the first time the Blue Angles have returned to the show since the tragic crash that killed Capt. Jeff Kuss in 2016.
Capt. Kuss was flying a F/A-18C on June 2, 2016 ahead of the Great Tennessee Airshow when he crashed.
Since his death, the town of Smyrna has broken ground on a permanent memorial for the fallen captain.
The show will be held on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9.