One year since a Snowbirds plane crash

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Today marks one year since a Snowbirds plane crashed near Kamloops, B.C. killing Captain Jennifer Casey.

The group was taking part in a cross-country tour. The aircraft had just taken off and something went wrong.

Squadron Commander Lieutenant-Colonel Denis Bandet said in part “Today marks one year since the tragedy that took the life of our friend and teammate, 431 AD Squadron and Snowbirds’s Public Affairs Officer, Captain Jenn Casey.

Jenn Casey embodied the very best of what it means to be a Snowbird. Enthusiastic, warm, witty, a true team player, a leader and an innovative powerhouse. The trust that we had in her to connect with the public was absolute."

Based at 15 Wing Moose Jaw, The Snowbirds, officially known as 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, are the military aerobatics or air show flight demonstration team of the Royal Canadian Air Force.