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UPDATE 2… Snowbirds jet crash claims one life…

UPDATE 2: We are sad to announce that Capt. Jenn Casey, a public affairs officer with the snowbirds, has died. Another member was taken to hospital with injuries said to be non-life threatening.

Captain Jenn Casey, a public affairs officer with the snowbirds.

UPDATE… The Kamloops RCMP has issued a statement regarding today’s plane crash…

Emergency crews are currently at the scene of a plane crash in the North Shore area of Kamloops.

At approximately 11:42 am, reports were received that a Canadian Air Force Snowbird plane had crashed into a residence on Glenview Avenue.

Police are asking for the public to refrain from attending the following streets in the area: Glenview Avenue, Crestline Street, Schreiner Street, Tranquille Road.

This is a dynamic situation and we are unable to confirm status or injuries at this time. The RCMP will be working with other safety and regulatory agencies to determine the cause of the crash.

The Kamloops RCMP is requesting anyone that may have captured the incident on video to please call them at 250-828-3000. 

More information will be released when available. 

KAMLOOPS, BC: An aircraft with the CF Snowbirds has crashed in a residential neighbourhood in Kamloops…

(Photo by: kamscan from Twitter)

While details are still being worked out, we can tell you that one person ejected from the aircraft, which was out of control before crashing into a neighbourhood, according to witnesses in Kamloops.

At this time we cannot confirm injuries or fatalities and once a clearer picture has emerged we’ll update you.

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