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One pilot dead after crash of two snowbird jets (from ATSNN)

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posted on Dec, 10 2004 @ 01:44 PM
I just heard on the news that 2 of Canada's Military Snowbird jets have collided with one pilot dead and the fate of the other pilot unknown.A big search is underway.
Search underway after two snowbird jets collide News Staff

An urgent ground search is now underway in Saskatchewan after the crash of two Canadian Forces Snowbird jets near Mossbank, about 65 kilometres south of Moose Jaw.

Airforce officials say the planes crashed in mid-air during a routine exercise Friday morning.

Capt. Jay Walker of 15 Wing, the Snowbirds' Saskatchewan home base, reported search and rescue crews had been dispatched to the site.

Walker said the status of the pilots is unclear at this time, despite earlier reports that said the pilots were able to eject safely.

In an interview from her home in Mossbank, Jackie Geis told CTV Newsnet that she was outside doing chores when she heard a "loud boom."

Her dogs started to bark and she looked up.

"I looked up and there were two big puffs of smoke. One to the left of me and one to the right. And I watched the stuff fall to the ground."

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I am a retired technician from the military Snowbird team and have been there when other jets have gone down.There are less than 100 personal from the CO down on the team so a death like this is terrible to everyone in the squadron.I still know many on the team and all but 3 or 4 of the pilots so I will feel the loss as well.

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