"The RCAF has been made aware that a Canadian Forces Snowbirds aircraft crashed in the vicinity of Kamloops, BC", the air force tweeted.
The #RCAF has been made aware that a Canadian Forces Snowbirds aircraft crashed in the vicinity of Kamloops, BC. Our priority at this time is determining the status of our personnel and supporting emergency personnel. When appropriate, more information will be made available.— Royal Canadian Air Force (@RCAF_ARC) May 17, 2020
It said the priority was to determine the status of the personnel. A local newspaper, KTW, reported that the pilot ejected and was seen on the roof of a house. The second member of the plane's crew, female, sustained severe injuries, the outlet added, citing a witness on the scene.
“I saw a deceased female with catastrophic injuries”, the witness, Dana Hings, said. “It looked like she hit a tree. It’s insane. It’s not supposed to happen. This is supposed to be a good thing and she died”.
The plane reportedly crashed into a house shortly after the exhibition team took off to continue their cross-country tour. Witnesses said it climbed straight up before suddenly diving and doing a barrel roll. The building is said to have caught fire.