Captain Jennifer Casey

Bird being blamed for fatal Snowbirds crash last May

Mar 29, 2021 | 10:31am

  A bird strike is being blamed as the cause of that fatal crash of a Snowbirds jet last May in Kamloops. A final report into the incident was released Monday morning. It concluded a single small bird was sucked into the engine of the plane just after it took off. That resulted in a […]

Bird strike may have caused fatal Snowbirds crash in Kamloops

Jun 1, 2020 | 10:20am

The Royal Canadian Air Force says it’s focusing on a bird strike as the reason a Snowbird plane crashed in British Columbia last month. A preliminary investigation report posted Monday says a close look at video footage of the plane just before the  May 17 crash showed a bird very close to the plane’s right […]

“Show Your Hearts” for the Snowbirds

May 24, 2020 | 6:11am

The people of Moose Jaw are being asked to “Show Their Hearts” to help welcome the CF Snowbirds back home Monday. Last week, on the West Coast leg of their cross Canada tour dubbed “Operation Inspiration”, one of the Snowbirds planes crashed, killing Captain Jenn Casey. Honourary Colonel Lisa Franks says the “Show Your Heart” […]

Family of Snowbirds crash victim says she died in mission ‘designed for her’

May 20, 2020 | 1:05pm

The family of Capt. Jennifer Casey says the member of the Snowbirds aerobatic team died while supporting an important mission “that seemed to be designed for her.” The 35-year-old Casey, a military public affairs officer and a Halifax native, was killed in the crash of a Snowbirds Tutor jet in a residential area of Kamloops, […]

‘Good questions’ being asked about safety of Snowbirds: Trudeau

May 19, 2020 | 4:13pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid tribute to members of the Canadian Armed Forces on Tuesday even as he acknowledged that “very good questions” are being asked about the safety of the Snowbirds following the aerobatics team’s second plane crash in less than a year. Capt. Jennifer Casey, a military public affairs officer, was killed in […]

Commanding officer of Snowbirds talks about Casey and Sunday’s fatal crash

May 18, 2020 | 5:00pm

One day after her tragic death, the public affairs officer for the Canadian Forces Snowbirds was remembered by the team’s commanding officer while discussing the accident that took her life and seriously injured a pilot with the flying team. Lieutenant-Colonel Mike French says Captain Jennifer Casey was someone who embraced every aspect of being a […]