Canadian Snowbirds jet crashes, killing 1

A Canadian Forces Snowbirds plane crashed shortly after takeoff on Sunday, killing one member of the acrobatic jet team and seriously injuring another.

The aircraft was following another jet when it veered up, circled the runway, and went into a nosedive, slamming into the front yard of a house and bursting into flames.

 

A public affairs officer, Capt. Jenn Casey, was killed.

The pilot of the CT-114 Tutor jet, Capt. Richard MacDougall, was left with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

The Snowbirds team was on a cross-country tour to “lift up Canadians” during the coronavirus crisis, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. “Every day, they represent the very best of Canada,” he said

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