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Thunderbird moved from Colorado Springs crash site

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A Thunderbirds jet that crashed in Colorado Springs after flying over the Air Force Academy's commencement ceremony has been removed.
    
Workers used a crane to lift the largely intact plane onto a flatbed truck on Tuesday.
    
The $25 million aircraft will be stored at a hangar on Peterson Air Force Base where investigators will carefully go over it.
    
The jet was removed as the Thunderbirds announced that the team would begin practicing again. However the team tweeted that it hasn't decided yet whether to participate in the upcoming airshow in Ocean City, Maryland.
    
The team was grounded Thursday after Maj. Alex Turner was forced to ditch his plane shortly after flying over the crowd watching President Barack Obama's commencement address. He wasn't seriously injured and later met the president.

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