Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Blue Angels cancel Dayton appearance; Air Show adds two acts

DAYTON -- Following the cancellation of the Blue Angels show this month at the Dayton Air Show, event organizers announced two new acts to the lineup.

The Vectren Dayton Air Show said the Cincinnati-based Redline Aerobatics Team and an F-18C Hornet will now make appearances at Dayton International Airport during the June 18-19 air show.

The F-18 Hornet is the type of jet the Blue Angels fly for their performances.

Earlier coverage:

DAYTON -- The Blue Angels have canceled this month's scheduled performance at the Dayton Air Show. The U.S. Navy made the announcement today, June 7, saying they would not appear due to the accident last week that killed one of their pilots. Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss was killed last week in Tennessee during practice for the Tennessee Air Show.

Organizers for the Vectren Dayton Air Shows say the show will continue as planned. They also said their thoughts and prayers are with Capt. Kuss' family and the Blue Angel team members.

The Blue Angels were one of 12 flying attractions scheduled to appear at the 42nd show June 18 and 19.

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