New pilot training with Blue Angels following fatal crash

10News anchor Beth Haynes remembers Capt. Kuss after he died in a Middle Tennessee crash on Thursday. (6/2/16)

ACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A new pilot is training with the Navy's elite Blue Angels nearly two months after a deadly crash.

Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss died June 2 when his jet crashed just after takeoff during a Blue Angels practice for a Tennessee air show in Nashville.


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The Pensacola News Journal reports, Cmdr. Frank Weisser is practicing with the flight demonstration squadron during an extended break in their performance schedule.

Navy Lt. Joe Hontz, a Blue Angels spokesman, says the team will fly in smaller formations until Weisser is ready to join the full six-jet demonstrations. 


Weisser previously served with the Blue Angels from 2008 to 2010. The Navy announced his return in July.

The Blue Angels' next performance is scheduled September 3 at the Cleveland National Air Show in Ohio.

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