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Horrifying Video Captures Navy Blue Angels Fighter Jet Crash Near Nashville

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WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) -- The Navy says a Blue Angels F/A-18 fighter jet has crashed near Nashville, Tennessee, where the team is scheduled to perform at an air show this weekend.

The Blue Angels were practicing for the Great Tennessee Air Show, to be held in nearby Smyrna, Tennessee, this weekend. Commander Jeanette Groeneveld confirmed the incident in a statement to ABC News.

One person was killed in the crash. It was not clear if the person who died was the pilot. The victim's identity was not immediately clear, WSMV-TV reported.

Video uploaded to social media showed footage of the horrifying incident, which you can see below.

Warning: Video may be disturbing to some readers.

This is the second fighter jet crash of the day for the military's elite fighter jet performance teams. A member of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds crashed in Colorado following a flyover for the Air Force Academy graduation where President Barack Obama spoke. That pilot ejected safely into a field.

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