Snowbirds accident: death after plane crash in British Columbia, Canada

A man and a woman walk on the Bir-Hakeim bridge in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on April 2, 2020 on the seventeenth day of a strict lockdown in France to stop the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). (Photo by Philippe LOPEZ / AFP) (Photo by PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce that a member of the CF Snowbirds team has died and another has been seriously injured.” said the CRA on Twitter, adding that more information would be available soon.

The Snowbirds present air shows to the Canadian public, similar to the US Navy Blue Angels.

The team – made up of members of the Canadian Armed Forces and employees of the National Defense public service – launched a cross-Canada tour on May 2 to pay tribute to the “Canadians who are doing their part to fight the spread of Covid- 19 “. according to a statement on its website.

The RCMP and other safety and regulatory authorities are investigating the possible causes of the accident.

“It was a tragic scene that had a huge response from emergency vehicles, not something you would expect in the middle of a long weekend in Kamloops,” said the city’s mayor, Ken Christian.

The military said it was sending an investigation team to Kamloops, said Christian.

“In the meantime, the” Birds “are anchored here in Kamloops,” he said, adding that he had spoken on the phone with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Defense Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan.

Anyone who may have filmed the incident is asked to contact the Kamloops RCMP.

“My thoughts are with the brave members of the Royal Canadian Air Force,” said Trudeau. said on Twitter.

CNN’s Deanna Hackney and Laura James contributed to this report.


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