Thunderbirds not flying in RI airshow because of recent crashes
By Cierra Putman
June 7, 2016
In the wake of the Thunderbirds crash in Colorado, the military announced the team will not perform at the Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show.
“Our entire organization wishes the team the best and looks forward to welcoming them back in the near future,” the Rhode Island National Guard said, in part, on Facebook.
The news comes after a pilot safely ejected but crashed his plane following a flyover in Colorado last Thursday.
That same day, the Navy’s Blue Angels also suffered a crash. The pilot didn’t survive.[FULL ARTICLE]