Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss

First in a Decade: Blue Angels jet crashes after take-off in Tennessee, killing pilot

(Photo: Matt Bell/The Register & Bee via AP) A U.S. official told the Associated Press that Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss was killed when his F/A-18 Hornet flown with the Navy’s elite demonstration squadron crashed shortly after take-off Thursday [06.03.16], just days before a weekend air show performance. The jet crashed at 3:01 p.m. in Smyrna, Tennessee (near…