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Bird in engine damages Blue Angels jet at Vero Beach Air Show

Posted at 10:03 AM, Apr 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-23 17:31:39-04

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — 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 Catherine Caddell tells 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.

Information from: Press-Journal (Vero Beach, Fla.)