1 dead, 5 missing in Canadian military helicopter crash

By Darryl Coote |UPI |

All CH-148 Cyclone helicopters have been put on operational pause following the crash to rule out the possibility of a fleet-wide issue. Photo courtesy of Chief of Defense Staff Gen. Jonathan Vance/Twitter

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that a member of the Canadian Armed Forces was killed and five others remain missing after a military helicopter crashed off the Greece coast.

The Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone helicopter crashed Wednesday in the Ionian Sea between Greece and Italy while conducting flight procedures with six service members on board.

The body of 23-year-old Nova Scotia Sub-Lt. Abbigail Cowbrough, a Marine systems engineer officer originally from Toronto, was recovered, the military said.

The Canadian Armed Forces identified the missing service members as Capt. Brenden Ian MacDonald, Capt. Kevin Hagen, Capt. Maxime Miron-Morin, Sub-Lit. Matthew Pyke and Master Cpl. Matthew Cousins.

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