Vigil held for Blue Angels pilot week after crash

Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss (Courtesy: WKRG)

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRN) – One week after Blue Angels pilot Jeff Kuss was killed in a jet crash in Smyrna, a candlelight vigil was held in his honor.

Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss (Courtesy: U.S. Navy Blue Angels)
Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss (Courtesy: U.S. Navy Blue Angels)

The ceremony took place Thursaday night in Pensacola, Fla., the home of the Blue Angels.

Hundreds of people were expected to attend the memorial for the 32-year-old pilot who was killed when his jet crashed during practice for the Great Tennessee Airshow last week in Smyrna.

PHOTOS: U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet crash

Following the devastating accident, the Blue Angels pulled out of the performance.

Kuss’ remains will be flown back to his hometown of Durando, Colorado, on Friday and a private funeral will be held for him on Saturday.

Kuss leaves behind a wife and two young children.

A GoFundMe account has raised more than $300,000 for the family. Click here to donate.

Click here for complete coverage of the Blue Angels crash.

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