RAW VIDEO: Onlooker captures moments of Blue Angels crash

SMYRNA, Tenn. (WKRN) – A pilot with the Blue Angels died in a tragic crash Thursday while practicing for an upcoming airshow the flight team later decided not to participate in.

WAVY News sister station WKRN spoke with an onlooker, Irvang Virgas, who was filming the practice demonstration the moment the plane went down. Watch that raw video above.

A second viewer, Briann Desiree Mcgriff, sent us another look that begins with a closer view of the horrific explosion as the jet hit the ground. You can hear the onlookers break down to tears in the emotionally-charged video.

A second viewer, Briann Desiree Mcgriff, sent us another look that begins with a closer view of the horrific explosion as the jet hit the ground. You can hear the onlookers break down to tears in the emotionally-charged video.

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