A Canadian aerobatic jet crashed into a British Columbia neighborhood during a flyover intended to boost morale during the pandemic, killing one crew member, seriously injuring another and setting a house on fire.
The crash left debris scattered across the neighborhood near the airport in the city of Kamloops, 260 miles northeast of Vancouver, on May 17, 2020. The Snowbirds are Canada's equivalent of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds or U.S. Navy's Blue Angels.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was 'deeply saddened' by the death of Capt. Jennifer Casey, who served as a spokesperson for the Snowbirds, and the injuring of Capt. Richard MacDougall, one of the team's coordinators and pilot of the aircraft who survived landing on the roof of a house.
Aircraft used for flight exhibitions and aerobatic competitions.
One who makes different groups work together in an organized way.
Commander Support Aircraft gave instructions for delivering attacks either directly to flight leaders or to the Air Coordinator.