Navy: Cause of Blue Angels’ crash ’caused by pilot error’


SMYRNA, Tenn. (WSLS 10) – We now know what caused a deadly Blue Angels crash in June.

The Navy says pilot error was primarily what caused the plane to go down in Tennessee, killing Pilot Marine Captain Jeff Kuss.

According to a new report, Kuss’ jet was traveling too fast and too low as it transitioned to a different move.

Pilot Joel Sullivan said, “Things can go wrong really fast, and when you’re in a fighter jet they go fast. You don’t have a lot of options to work through, and you don’t have a lot of time to work through those options”

The report goes on to say both fatigue and weather were contributing factors to the crash.

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