SMYRNA, Tenn. (WKRN) – A military investigators look for a cause of the Navy Blue Angels plane that crashed Thursday while practicing for an airshow outside Nashville, a restaurant owner nearby wonders if the pilot eating at her place yesterday was the one who lost his life.
“I immediately knew they were from airshow,” said Shiva Karimy from the Smyrna Fat Mo’s restaurant she co-founded with her husband. “There were three of the Blue Angels.”
Since the eatery is only several hundred years from the crash site, she heard the “boom” and the power went off as the plane tore through power lines before hitting the ground.RELATED: ‘It was horrific’: Witnesses describe watching Blue Angels crashPHOTOS: U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet crash
“I am just praying that none of those pilots were Mr. Jeff,” said Shiva in her Persian accent. “I am really sad for what happened yesterday and it hit very hard close to the heart yesterday.”
Shiva said she did not take a picture of the pilots, so they made her a promise.
“They promised they would come back with picture, and I am waiting… I am waiting,” she said as her voice trailed off.
“And nobody came,” she added sadly. “And one was probably Jeff Kuss, Mr. Kuss.”