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Snowbird jet crashes in Kamloops, B.C.

Snowbird jet crashes in Kamloops, B.C.”

After gaining some altitude and making an aileron roll, one of them suddenly took a steep nosedive and two streams of smoke were seen ejecting out of it, followed by a loud bang.

Health Minister Adrian Dix stated on Twitter: "Late this morning [Emergency services] received multiple calls about a plane crash near the Kamloops airport".

Resident Grant Mcinnes saw the tragic event unfold.

The Royal Canadian Air Force says it is aware that one of its aircraft crashed in the vicinity of Kamloops. The report went on to quote the eyewitness of the accident as telling reporters, "I just saw, in the sky, something falling".

'This is a developing situation, ' the Department of National Defence said in a statement, the CBC reports. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above.

"The two planes took off together, they climbed - I don't know how high - the one really climbed and the other one started to spin and then boom".

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When their scheduled summer appearances were cancelled because of COVID-19, the Snowbirds launched a cross-country tour on May 2, It began in Nova Scotia and made it way out west.

'Our number one priority at this time is determining the status of our personnel, the community and supporting emergency personnel'.

This article will be updated as more information becomes available.

They thanked the emergency crews that are providing ongoing support at the scene.

Sunday's crash follows the downing of another Snowbird in the US state of Georgia last October, where the team was scheduled to perform in an air show.

It was dubbed "Operation Inspiration".



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