Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Crash

Monday, May 18, 2020

Their Honours were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Captain Jennifer Casey, who was serving as a Public Affairs Officer with the Royal Canadian Air Force 431 Air Demonstration Squadron (The Snowbirds) when the aircraft in which she was flying crashed in Kamloops, British Columbia on Sunday, 17 May 2020.  

From Halifax, Captain Casey had a career in journalism before joining the Canadian Armed Forces in 2014.  The Snowbirds were participating in Operation INSPIRATION, a cross-country tour to raise people's spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Their Honours offer their deepest condolences to Captain Casey’s family, her friends and her colleagues who serve with the Royal Canadian Air Force.  Their honours hope for a quick and complete recovery for Captain Richard MacDougall, who was piloting the aircraft and who sustained serious injuries.