On Could 17, Captain Jenn Casey died after she ejected from the Canadian Forces Snowbirds jet in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. The incident occurred as two Snowbirds had been taking off from the airport in Kamloops, a metropolis round 200 miles northeast of Vancouver. A video of the incident reveals that shortly after takeoff, one of many jets appeared to veer off and rise steeply earlier than turning right into a roll and beginning a nosedive towards the bottom. At that time, two individuals had been seen ejecting from the jet earlier than it crashed right into a home.
The Canadian Forces (CF) Snowbirds have been on a cross-Canada tour to “salute Canadians doing their half to combat the unfold of COVID-19,” as part of Operation Inspiration. The group flies in a nine-jet formation, and Casey was in one of many plane, piloted by Captain Richard MacDougall.
The Royal Canadian Air Power (RCAF) tweeted shortly after the incident, confirming that one of many CF Snowbirds members had died and the opposite sustained critical, however not life-threatening accidents. It then confirmed the id of the deceased member as Captain Jenn Casey:
The put up reads: “The RCAF has suffered one other tragic lack of a devoted member of the RCAF group. We’re deeply saddened and grieve alongside Jenn’s household and pals. Our ideas are additionally with the family members of Captain MacDougall. We hope for a swift restoration from his accidents. – Comd RCAF.”