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    Default CAF Snowbirds A/C Down in Kamloops, BC

    Canadian Snowbird went down in Kamloops today. Status of pilot(s) and civlians is unknown at this time.

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1262101139966750720

    Good thoughts heading to our brothers and sister in Canada.
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    Default Re: CAF Snowbirds A/C Down in Kamloops, BC

    Thanks for the post Boss, did not look good for the two who ejected...
    Wayne Sagar
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    Default Re: CAF Snowbirds A/C Down in Kamloops, BC

    King 5 TV, Seattle, reports 1 fatality, 1 serious, after coming down in the trees.

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    Default Re: CAF Snowbirds A/C Down in Kamloops, BC

    Quote Originally Posted by miker98038 View Post
    King 5 TV, Seattle, reports 1 fatality, 1 critical, after coming down in the trees.
    Tragic day for our friends at RCAF Snowbirds.
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    Default Re: CAF Snowbirds A/C Down in Kamloops, BC

    One video shows the pilot on the roof of a house with firemen & medics by him. The rest of the plane seemed to on the ground burning.They had the name & a couple of photos of the deceased. All for trying to comfort us in these trying times. Bless them all. The RCAF always entertained us at Reno.
    Lockheed Bob

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    Default Re: CAF Snowbirds A/C Down in Kamloops, BC

    Quote Originally Posted by AAFO_WSagar View Post
    Thanks for the post Boss, did not look good for the two who ejected...
    No, it didn't. Very low altitude ejection and not much in the way of chute deploying.

    Keep 'em in your thoughts...
    Owen Ashurst
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    Default Re: CAF Snowbirds A/C Down in Kamloops, BC

    Our hearts & prayers go out to the whole Canadian Snowbirds Team Their loss is our loss. Blue Skies.
    Lockheed Bob

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    Default Re: CAF Snowbirds A/C Down in Kamloops, BC

    I can't find an edit button, but the next report was 1 fatality, 1 serious.

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    Default Re: CAF Snowbirds A/C Down in Kamloops, BC

    Quote Originally Posted by miker98038 View Post
    I can't find an edit button, but the next report was 1 fatality, 1 serious.
    For reasons I won't go into at this time, most message boards are set to have the edit button only visible for a short while.. OK, I will go into the why, it is to preserve the historic record. Someone posts something, they have I think like 15 minutes to think about it and then it is written and stays.

    As board admin, I can always edit or delete posts at your request...

    Sad day!
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    Default Re: CAF Snowbirds A/C Down in Kamloops, BC

    Quote Originally Posted by Air Boss View Post
    Canadian Snowbird went down in Kamloops today. Status of pilot(s) and civlians is unknown at this time.

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1262101139966750720

    Good thoughts heading to our brothers and sister in Canada.
    I just got back into town and read your post.

    So sad.

    Our close friends and neighbors up north, will be in our thoughts.

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