Bird in Engine Causes $1M in Damage to Blue Angels Jet at Air Show
23 Apr 2018
The Associated Press
VERO BEACH, Fla. — A bird in an engine caused a Blue Angels plane to make an early landing at an air show in Florida.
Vero Beach Air Show spokeswoman Catherin Caddell tells TCPalm.com the incident on Saturday caused $1 million in engine damage to the Blue Angels No. 5 jet.
Caddell says the Navy brought in another FA-18 plane on Sunday and put a "5'' on it so viewers could see a complete show. The six blue and yellow planes then soared over Vero Beach, performing acrobatic skills for the crowd below.