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Blue Angels Cancel Millville, NJ Air Show Appearance After Incident In Va.

MILLVILLE, N.J. (CBS) – A planned Memorial Day weekend performance by the US Navy’s “Blue Angels” flight demonstration team in Millville, New Jersey has been cancelled because of safety concerns.

The Blue Angels had been scheduled at the Millville air show celebration on Saturday and Sunday. But Navy lieutenant Katie Kelly says that last weekend, while the “Blues” were performing in Lynchburg, Va., there was an incident which prompted the Navy to take some precautions.

“Jets exited a maneuver that was at a lower-than-normal altitude. The pilots decided to land — they all landed safely — and have a safety stand-down,” she told KYW Newsradio today. “Basically it’s time to have additional training and air show demonstration practice.”

Kelly says that although the Blue Angels will not be at the Millville air show this weekend, other civilian and military performance teams will be there, including the US Army “Golden Knights” parachute jumpers.

It’s uncertain when the Blue Angels will resume their demonstrations.

Reported by Kim Glovas, KYW Newsradio 1060

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  • Craig

    Nonsense! They just wanted the weekend off. These guys are expert pilots and now all of the sudden they need practice? Booooooooooooo

  • TuvToo

    Just doesnt makes any sense at all dude. Wow.

  • Scot Dence

    I agree with Gene It’s not like uncle stews crop dusters are putting on a flying show. It is the Navy Blue Angels. Safety is priority #1. You are safer at a airshow than you are crossing a street.

  • gene s

    dear zip
    Its a shame that you think like this This demo is so high tech that YES accidents do occure but very seldom This show is one of many great air shows that occure around the world and some of these pilots are now flying in the mid east
    go to one or two of these shows youll be hooked.
    OH by the way I am an ex-navy man who launched these plans off aircraft carriers for 9 years

  • zippity

    All the accidents that these air shows are responsible for keep me far away. Glad to hear that for once, they have the common sense to cancel.

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