Canadian Snowbird Crashes near Kamloops

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The Royal Canadian Airforce has confirmed that one of the Snowbird pilots has died, and one has sustained serious injuries. The RCAF states more information will be made available.

Reports are coming in that one of the Canadian Snowbirds on Operation Inspire has crashed near Kamloops British Columbia. The Royal Canadian Airforce states, “We been made aware that a Canadian Forces Snowbirds aircraft crashed in the vicinity of Kamloops, BC. Our priority at this time is determining the status of our personnel and supporting emergency personnel. When appropriate, more information will be made available.”

The plane has apparently gone down in a Kamloops neighbourhood. The early reports are that the pilot ejected safely. One person has been transported to the hospital according to British Columbia’s Health Minister Adrian Dix.

Weather conditions in the area could be a factor in this incident.

Let us all hope no one was hurt.

The Canadian Snowbirds were in Thunder Bay this past week with their flyby and cheered and inspired many.

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