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Canadian Air Force Jet Crashes in British Columbia

© REUTERS / Chris HelgrenThe Canadian Forces' Snowbirds aerobatic team over Toronto, Ontario
The Canadian Forces' Snowbirds aerobatic team over Toronto, Ontario - Sputnik International
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A jet belonging to the Canadian air force's Snowbirds aerobatics team crashed on Sunday near Kamloops airport in British Columbia province, the military said.
"The RCAF has been made aware that a Canadian Forces Snowbirds aircraft crashed in the vicinity of Kamloops, BC", the air force tweeted.

It said the priority was to determine the status of the personnel. A local newspaper, KTW, reported that the pilot ejected and was seen on the roof of a house. The second member of the plane's crew, female, sustained severe injuries, the outlet added, citing a witness on the scene.

“I saw a deceased female with catastrophic injuries”, the witness, Dana Hings, said. “It looked like she hit a tree. It’s insane. It’s not supposed to happen. This is supposed to be a good thing and she died”.

The plane reportedly crashed into a house shortly after the exhibition team took off to continue their cross-country tour. Witnesses said it climbed straight up before suddenly diving and doing a barrel roll. The building is said to have caught fire.

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