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Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach grounded because of heavy rain

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Jet fighters and a variety of vintage planes could be seen and heard streaking and roaring across the skies over Jones Beach State Park and as far north as Merrick, Bellmore and Wantagh on Saturday.

On Sunday, however, the skies were empty and silent.

In only the second time in the history of the Jones Beach Air Show, sponsored this year by Bethpage Federal Credit Union, the event was canceled because of heavy rain.

A message on the Bethpage Federal Credit Union's website read: "Air Show Fans: Due to inclement weather, the 2018 Bethpage Air Show is canceled today, May 27. We hope to see everyone at next year’s show!"