An Air Force pilot with the Thunderbirds flight demonstration team was killed in an April 4 crash after he lost consciousness while performing an aerial maneuver, the investigation into the incident determined.
Just hours before the Dayton International Air Show opened its doors to the viewing public on June 24, a two-seat Block 52 F-16D Fighting Falcon taking part in an Air Force Thunderbirds flight demonstration experienced a bizarre crash at the end of its preparation fight, flipping tip-over-tail onto the airfield grass.
The Air Force on Tuesday was still investigating the Colorado Springs crash of an Air Force Thunderbirds jet and had no timeline for completion of the inquiry, a spokeswoman for Air Combat Command in Virginia said.
Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Johnson
At least one person was killed after a U.S. Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet crashed in a residential area near Nashville, Tennessee, although it’s yet to be confirmed whether that person was the pilot. According to local officials, the incident occurred around 3 p.m. EST on June 2. The victim’s identity has not been released.