Blue Angels cancel Millville flight, but show will go on

May 26, 2011 10:10:05 AM PDT
The Blue Angels will not perform at an air show in Millville, New Jersey this weekend because of a safety review.

Despite the cancellation, the airshow will still go on as scheduled.

The famous flight demonstration squadron enacted the safety stand-down after four of the six F/A-18 Hornets flew too low while performing a diamond formation Sunday at an air show in Lynchburg, Va.

Blue Angels Spokeswoman Lt. Katie Kelly says the Blue Angels are reviewing safety procedures and it is uncertain when they will return to the skies.

A Millville Airshow spokesperson tells Action News the show would be compensated by the Blue Angels for the financial loss because of the cancellation.

The Blue Angels were the top bill in the weekend airshow and were heavily featured on the website.

The airshow will still take place, however, and refunds will not be offered. Other air performers have been booked to fill the gap created by the cancellation.

The Blue Angels also cancelled the annual graduation fly over at the U.S. Naval Academy graduation.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.