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Charleston Air Expo canceled as coronavirus outbreak spreads across SC


A Blue Angels F-18 is parked on the runway at Joint Base Charleston on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in North Charleston. U.S. Navy Blue Angels' officers flew to the base to conduct a site visit before their performance in the 2020 Air & Space Expo. Gavin McIntyre/Staff

The Charleston Air Expo, one of South Carolina's largest military air shows, has been canceled as coronavirus continues to spread throughout the state.

There are presently no plans to reschedule the air show, which was slated to take place April 18-19, a release from Charleston Air Force Base said.

Refunds will be issued to anyone who purchased upgraded seating packages. 

The Navy's Blue Angels, the high-octane performance flight group, was scheduled to perform at the event.

Charleston's Air Expo is the latest event casualty from the spread of coronavirus. 

Reach Thomas Novelly at 843-937-5713. Follow him @TomNovelly on Twitter. 

Thomas Novelly reports on crime, growth and development as well as military issues in Berkeley and Dorchester counties. Previously, he was a reporter at the Courier Journal in Louisville, Kentucky. He is a fan of Southern rock, bourbon and horse racing.

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