Developing Story: The local fire chief is reporting one dead following the crash of a Navy Blue Angel shortly after take off during a practice run for an airshow in Tennessee. The airshow was scheduled for this weekend. According to local news:
Larry Farley, Rutherford County fire chief, said his dispatcher were told one person was killed. A U.S. Navy spokesman confirmed about 3:30 p.m. that a Blue Angel jet was involved in an incident.
A fireball and thick black plume of smoke from the crash could be seen just beyond the runway at Smyrna Airport and from Interstate 24.
The identity of the pilot or injury information was not immediately available. All other Blue Angels aircraft have landed and are on the ground.