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CF Snowbird crashes near Kamloops during B.C. stop of cross-Canada tour

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posted on May, 17 2020 @ 02:59 PM
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Canadian Snowbird plane just crash more news incoming soon as for now we know the two inside the plane have ejected before the impact

globalnews.ca... ews



EDIT: good news

The BC Ambulance Service says it received a call around 11:30 a.m. and deployed multiple units, both ground and air, but that no one has been transported to hospital.

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posted on May, 17 2020 @ 03:11 PM
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a reply to: Dolby_X
Heres a link to another article that contains a video of the crash.
Warning: Harsh language that some viewers may find offensive
cfjctoday.com...


These guys have been flying a seriously busy schedule. I wonder if its a contributing factor as far as maintenance and pilot fatigue is concerned.

Sunday, May 3: Nova Scotia & New Brunswick

Week of May 4

The schedule is weather dependent.
Newfoundland and Labrador -TBA

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 – PEI, New Brunswick, & Quebec

Thursday, May 7, 2020 – Quebec & Ottawa

Friday, May 8, 2020 – Perth to Trenton, Ontario

Sunday, May 10, 2020 – Parts of Southern Ontario

Week of May 11
Monday, May 11, 2020 – Parts of Northern Ontario

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 – Parts of Manitoba & Saskatchewan

Thursday, May 14, 2020 – Saskatchewan & Parts of Alberta

Friday, May 15, 2020 – Parts of Alberta

Saturday, May 16, 2020 – Parts of Alberta & British Columbia

Sunday, May 17, 2020 – Kamloops to Kelowna Postponed

On Sunday, the Snowbirds were planning to take off from Kamloops flying past Merritt, Princeton, Penticton, Peachland, Vernon and Kelowna.

Due to inclement weather, the team has postponed the flypast saying, “OKANAGAN: We know some areas are starting to clear up, however transit through some of the mountain passes have very low cloud cover which is unsafe for flying 9 jets. We are going to preposition to Comox to start working our way west. Don’t worry, the longer-term forecast looks better and we plan to be back on our way home to Moose Jaw! Keep watching our page for updates and enjoy your Sunday!.”

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posted on May, 17 2020 @ 05:49 PM
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Hope both survived..Doesnt look like engine problems..Controls?



posted on May, 17 2020 @ 06:11 PM
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a reply to: Dolby_X

Wow! That's crazy. They just flew over my house the other day



posted on May, 17 2020 @ 07:13 PM
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There were two team members on board. One was killed, the other is seriously injured. Witnesses reported one parachute landed on the house that the plane impacted in front of.

IMO, it was either a flight control issue, or a bird. You can see as they take off he suddenly pitches up, like he saw a bird and was trying to avoid it, and then was trying to get back to the runway when the plane went out of control. People on the ground reported two puffs of flame out of the engines before it went out of control.



posted on May, 17 2020 @ 07:33 PM
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Captain Jennifer Casey, the team Public Affairs Officer has been confirmed dead. The surviving crew member has non life threatening injuries. A nurse that lives in the area stated that they worked on Captain Casey "for awhile", but she had suffered "catastrophic injuries".

www.freshdaily.ca...
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posted on May, 17 2020 @ 08:01 PM
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posted on May, 17 2020 @ 09:17 PM
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Our people are heading a rough go lately. I'll be praying for the family and team members



posted on May, 17 2020 @ 09:24 PM
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The pilot was Captain Richard Macdougal. He's being treated at a local hospital.



posted on May, 17 2020 @ 09:26 PM
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I can't swear to it but it doesn't look like anyone's chute opened at all..

Pretty sad really.



posted on May, 17 2020 @ 09:53 PM
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The first seat went out just inside the envelope. The second seat was just outside it, it appeared.



posted on May, 17 2020 @ 11:57 PM
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You are correct, although you can clearly see one chute dragging but never opening or having a chance.
They hit the ground full force unless slowed by a tree or something at last second.
Extremely sad.
My prayers go out to the family, friends, and colleagues.
Condolences.



posted on May, 18 2020 @ 12:11 AM
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The 2 puffs were not from the engines, they were the explosives used to eject the pilots from the plane.
The barrel roll forced them to eject too close to the ground.
I wonder if they knew they were in trouble before the roll?
I think if they ejected when they initially started to veer off they would have made it.



posted on May, 18 2020 @ 12:23 AM
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There's at least one video where you can hear the engine develop problems. They knew they were in trouble, which is why they went into that steep climb. He was trading airspeed for attitude. It's not clear if they had a bird strike, or just engine problems, but there are reports of a double bang, consistent with a compressor stall just before they pitched up.



posted on May, 18 2020 @ 01:44 PM
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Thirty- five general aviation pilots and aircraft will depart BC for Vancouver to complete the mission for the Snowbirds. It was organized in one day, and the pilots involved are calling it "Operation Backup Inspiration". Once word got out about about the flight being planned, the organizers had volunteers come out of the woodwork. They limited it to 35 for safety reasons.

airshowstuff.com...



posted on May, 20 2020 @ 08:12 PM
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Captain Casey's family released a statement.

www.facebook.com...



posted on May, 21 2020 @ 11:56 AM
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Captain Casey on her way home.




posted on May, 21 2020 @ 01:36 PM
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originally posted by: baddmove
I can't swear to it but it doesn't look like anyone's chute opened at all..

Pretty sad really.

It appears he knew he was in trouble and tried to get enough altitude to eject safely, they suspect engine trouble.



posted on May, 21 2020 @ 01:38 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
Thirty- five general aviation pilots and aircraft will depart BC for Vancouver to complete the mission for the Snowbirds. It was organized in one day, and the pilots involved are calling it "Operation Backup Inspiration". Once word got out about about the flight being planned, the organizers had volunteers come out of the woodwork. They limited it to 35 for safety reasons.

airshowstuff.com...[/quot e]





Saw a lot of small planes the other day, figured it was for them..not sure why my post is in your quote?
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posted on May, 21 2020 @ 04:30 PM
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Footage of possible bird strike. Was the bird ingested into the starboard intake?


A former Snowbirds commander analyzes video of the recent crash which claimed the life of Capt. Jenn Casey, flagging key moments in the lead-up.





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