Both the United States Navy Blue Angels and the United States Air Force Thunderbirds lost an aircraft in separate crashes on Thursday afternoon.
Details are still be gathered but it appears that the Thunderbirds were performing a fly-over for the graduation at the the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado when one of their aircraft went down. It is reported that the pilot of the stricken plane ejected safely.
The Blue Angels crash apparently happened while practicing for a an air show in Tennessee. Reports from the scene say that the pilot was unable to eject and died in his aircraft.
Little more is known in this developing story.
The Blue Angels are slated to appear at the Vectren Dayton Air Show in two weeks. It is unknown at this time how the crash may affect the Dayton Air Show.