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CF Snowbirds aircraft crashes near Kamloops

A Canadian Armed Forces Snowbird plane has crashed in Kamloops, B.C. The Kamloops Airport says emergency crews were responding to the crash. The Snowbirds aerobatics team was scheduled to make a trip from Kamloops to Vernon today as part of Operation Inspiration during the COVID-19 pandemic. Witnesses report seeing the pilot eject from the aircraft before the crash.

The Snowbirds have been flying across Canada since taking off from the Maritimes at the beginning of May. The flight, dubbed Operation Inspiration, reached B.C. this weekend and was supposed to boost morale for Canadians who have spent months in isolation in an attempt to flatten the curve of COVID-19.

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