Canadians across the country are mourning the passing of the Snowbirds’ Capt. Jenn Casey from Halifax, N.S. Casey’s jet, which she was flying as part of a demonstration to thank health-care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, crashed shortly after takeoff in Kamloops, B.C., on Sunday.
A memorial has appeared in Kamloops to honour Casey. The Snowbirds were on a cross-country tour, but during the team’s Kamloops stop, Casey’s jet crashed and burst into flames in the front yard of a home.
Casey was a public affairs officer with the Snowbirds. She joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2014 after a career as a journalist.