A Canadian Air Force airplane crashed while preparing for an air show
KAMLOOPS, (BM) – One man died, another was seriously injured in a plane crash of the Canadian Air Force aerobatic team Snowbirds (Snowbirds, Snegiri), learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing local canadian sources. The plane crashed near the city of Kamloops in the province of British Columbia, Canadian Air Force said.
Earlier, an eyewitness told Global News that a military plane crashed almost immediately after takeoff. According to him, the pilot ejected.
“With pain in our hearts, we are reporting that one of the members of the Canadian Air Force Bullfighter’s team died, another is seriously injured. We can confirm that we contacted their families,” said representatives of the Canadian Air Force.
Later, the country’s Air Force noted that the injuries of the surviving crash pilot “do not pose a threat to life.”
Authorities in Kamloops indicated in a release that the plane crashed on the evening of Sunday, May 17, near the local airport shortly after takeoff. In the fall, the aircraft touched a residential building, resulting in a fire. Firemen, ambulance and police worked at the scene.
Canadian CBC added that Bullfinches were preparing to participate in an air show to support Canadians and doctors struggling with the coronavirus pandemic.
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