Canadian Royal Airforce plane was conducting flyover in British Columbia to boost morale during coronavirus pandemic
One person has died and a second has been seriously injured after a Canadian acrobatic jet crashed into a residential street in British Columbia, authorities confirmed.
The plane crashed in the vicinity of Kamloops on Sunday during a flyover flight intended to boost the nation’s morale during the coronavirus pandemic, The Royal Canadian Air Force said.
Video shared online appears to show at least one crew member ejecting from the plane before it crashed and set a house on fire.
“It is with heavy hearts that we announce that one member of the CF Snowbirds team has died and one has sustained serious injuries,” The Royal Canadian Air Force said in a tweet.
Captain Jennifer Casey was identified as the victim who had died. She was the team’s public affairs officer, according to a press release later issued by the National Defence Canadian Armed Forces.
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