Snowbird plane crashes in Kamloops killing one

UPDATE — Tragedy has hit the cross-Canada tour by the CFB Snowbirds.

On Sunday morning, two members of the team took off from the Kamloops airport heading to Kelowna as a part of “Operation Inspiration” when something went horribly wrong.

Video shows one jet turning upwards and doubling back before it hurtles to the ground where it crashed into a house.

Late Sunday afternoon, the Canadian Armed Forces confirmed one member of the Snowbirds died in the crash, later confirmed to be Captain Jenn Casey, a Public Affairs Officer with the Snowbirds who was a passenger in the plane.

The Snowbirds aerobatics team, the pride of 15 Wing Moose Jaw, was scheduled to do a flyover of the Okanagan area Sunday as part of Operation Inspiration. That was a salute to Canadians and front-line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic that started earlier this month in Nova Scotia. The team had flown over Regina on Thursday.

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