SMYRNA, Tenn. (WKRN) – A pilot with the Blue Angels died in a tragic crash Thursday, June 2, 2016 while practicing for an upcoming airshow the flight team later decided not to participate in.
WKRN spoke with an onlooker, Irvang Virgas, who was filming the practice demonstration the moment the plane went down. Watch that raw video above.
A second viewer, Briann Desiree Mcgriff, sent us another look that begins with a closer view of the horrific explosion as the jet hit the ground. You can hear the onlookers break down to tears in the emotionally-charged video.