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KAMLOOPS, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian aerobatic jet crashed into a British Columbia neighborhood during a flyover intended to boost morale during the pandemic, killing one crew member, seriously injuring another and setting a house on fire. Video appeared to show the plane's crew ejecting.The crash left debris scattered across the neighborhood near the airport in the city of Kamloops, 260 miles (418 kilometers) northeast of Vancouver, on Sunday. The Snowbirds are Canada’s equivalent of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds or U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was “deeply saddened” by the death of Capt. Jennifer Casey, who served as a spokesperson for the Snowbirds, and the injuring of Capt. Richard MacDougall, one of the team’s coordinators and pilot of the aircraft who survived landing on the roof of a house.

“For the past two weeks, the Snowbirds have been flying across the country to lift up Canadians during these difficult times." Trudeau said in a statement. "Their flyovers across the country put a smile on the faces of Canadians everywhere and make us proud.”Video posted to Twitter appears to show two Snowbirds taking off from Kamloops Airport. One of the aircraft subsequently climbed into the sky before rolling over and plunging to the ground. The video appears to show at least one person ejecting from the plane before it disappears behind a stand of trees and an explosion is heard.

A local resident who lives seven houses from the crash site and had been watching the aircraft said he saw “the Snowbird going straight down.”

“I saw what looked like a parachute about, say, 20 feet over the house, and it disappeared from sight, and the parachute hadn’t fully deployed yet — it was still sort of straight up and down,” Kenny Hinds said.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the cause of the crash is under investigation.

Rose Miller lives directly across the street from where the plane hit. She’d watched the Snowbirds arrive on Saturday, and she went to her front window on Sunday when she heard the roar of jet engines.

Miller said she heard a loud bang and wondered whether it might be a sonic boom. Then she watched the plane smash onto the ground.

“It looked to me like it was mostly on the road, but it just exploded. It went everywhere,” she said. “In fact, I got a big, huge piece in my backyard. The cops said it was the ejection seat.”

Miller said a couple in their early 70s lives in the home. Both are OK, she said, noting that she’d spoken with them after they were evacuated to a nearby street. The woman had been in the basement while the man was behind the house.

Miller said section of roof on a home on a nearby street has been covered up.

“This accident really shakes us to our core,” Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian said. About five houses had to be evacuated.

Operation Inspiration started in Nova Scotia earlier this month and features the team’s signature nine-jet formation. It was aimed at boosting morale amid the pandemic.

Marni Capostinsky said she lives across the street from the crash site and was out on the deck when she heard the plane getting closer.

“We ran out under the cover to look and saw something black coming towards us, everyone hit the deck it was so loud,” she said.

Hinds said it looked like the living room of the house where the crash occurred was on fire.

“I just started running down the street. And I got there maybe a minute after it crashed and there was a couple of residents that had their hoses out and they were trying to put the flames out because it hit a house,” he said.

It’s been a difficult few weeks for Nova Scotia and the Canadian military as a navy helicopter went down over the Mediterranean last month, killing six people — three of whom were from Nova Scotia. Casey’s roots were in Nova Scotia — a province that saw a gunman kill 22 people in rampage amid the pandemic last month.

Sunday’s crash follows the downing of another Snowbird in the U.S. state of Georgia last October, where the team was scheduled to perform in an air show. Capt. Kevin Domon-Grenier sustained minor injuries when he ejected from the plane, which crashed into a farmer’s field. No one else was hurt.

The Snowbirds have performed at airshows across Canada and the U.S. for decades and are considered a key tool for raising awareness about — and recruiting for — the air force. Eleven aircraft are used during shows, with nine flying and two kept as spares.

The air force obtained its Tutor jets in 1963 and has used them in air demonstrations since 1971. Prior to Sunday’s crash, seven pilots and one passenger had been killed and several aircraft had been lost over the course of the Snowbirds’ history.


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Listener Forum / Airport sound effects
« Last post by suonerie on May 15, 2020, 04:33:07 AM »
I am collecting airport sound effects, alerts and alarm tones ... to use the settings for phone ringtones.
Who has the audio file can share referrals.
Aviation Accidents/Incidents / Re: Small plane crashes in Miramar, FL
« Last post by KB4TEZ on May 13, 2020, 08:19:19 AM »

I can't edit at work, but the Tower Comm's start at the 26:00 mark, but only hear the tower.
Listener Forum / YBBN feed down
« Last post by DROLL30 on May 12, 2020, 08:54:16 PM »
hi all

so the ybbn feed (brisbane australia) feed has been down for  15 days 3 hours 31 minutes.  does anyone on here know what is going on with this feed?.  Does anyone know when the feed will be back up and running again?1
thanks for any responses
Aviation Accidents/Incidents / Re: Small plane crashes in Miramar, FL
« Last post by alexedit on May 12, 2020, 11:49:12 AM »
does anybody have the audio for this? They were headed back to KHWO - North Perry Airport. Would love to hear this to study and learn from this horrible accident. RIP :(
Aviation Accidents/Incidents / Small plane crashes in Miramar, FL
« Last post by KB4TEZ on May 12, 2020, 10:22:16 AM »

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (CBS12) — A small plane crashed in Miramar.

According to police, the plane went down near Pembroke Road and Hiatus Road.

Roads in the area are closed.

No word yet on what caused the crash or the extent of injuries.

The FAA said the plane left the North Perry Airport in Hollywood and crashed while trying to land on Pembroke Road with two people on board.

The pilot told air traffic controllers he tried to return to the airport when the plane crashed.

Aviation News (General) / Delta retiring
« Last post by BoeingManiac on May 12, 2020, 02:40:31 AM »
Delta are going to be retiring all if there MD88 AND MD90s.
On June the 2knd both of the planes will perform there last ever flight for Delta.
Press on the link to find out more info.
Aviation News (General) / Jet blue flyover
« Last post by BoeingManiac on May 12, 2020, 02:36:11 AM »
The jetblue flyover that took place last Thursday over new yor was criticised by New Yorkers. Go to the link to find out more info
Aviation Audio Clips / Plane makes an emergency landing in LA Riverbed
« Last post by Squawk 7700 on May 12, 2020, 01:32:38 AM »
April 14th, 2020 - A Robins R2160 (N216MS) performed an emergency landing in the San Gabriel Riverbed due to engine trouble. There were no injuries, and the plane was not damaged.

Discovered this while watching You Tuber Micah Muzio's helicopter view of the LA River video.


Feed Setup Pictures / New DeLand Municipal Airport, FL feed setup photo...
« Last post by corppilot on May 11, 2020, 10:15:17 AM »

Howdy, newest KDED feed setup. Scanning DED CTAF and SkyDive DeLand. Sincerely, Scott

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