A message from the Royal Canadian Air Force regarding an incident involving a snowbird jet this afternoon in Fort St. John…
The RCAF is aware of an incident at the Fort St. John, BC Airport today involving a CT-114 Tutor aircraft of 431 (Air Demonstration) Squadron on takeoff.
The aircraft was able to land on the airfield, but suffered some damage to the aircraft in the process. The sole occupant (pilot) did not sustain physical injuries and is being assessed by medical personnel.
This incident is the subject of an RCAF flight safety investigation. It is too early to say what impact this incident may have on future performances by the Snowbirds.