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Thunderbirds Back in the Air After Deadly Crash

The Air Force Thunderbirds have resumed flight training following the death of fellow pilot Maj. Stephen “Cajun” Del Bagno, the team’s commander said Wednesday.

“Today, the Thunderbirds will resume practice flights over the Nevada Test and Training Range,” Lt. Col. Kevin Walsh, Thunderbirds Commander and lead pilot, said in a statement. “While our hearts are still heavy with the loss of our wingman Cajun, we know he’d want us back in the air and preparing to recruit, retain and inspire once more.”

Walsh said the team, part of the 57th Wing, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, is still weighing whether it will cancel more shows in the next few weeks.