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Military identifies service members missing in deadly helicopter crash

Federal officials confirmed the death of Sub-Lieutenant Abbigail Cowbrough of Nova Scotia earlier today
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Earlier today confirmed that Sub-Lt. Abbigail Cowbrough (far left) died when the Cyclone helicopter crashed. NATO allies continue to search for (from left to right) Captain Brenden Ian MacDonald, Captain Kevin Hagen, Captain Maxime Miron-Morin, Sub-Lieutenant Matthew Pyke and Master Corporal Matthew Cousins.

OTTAWA - The Canadian Armed Forces has identified the five service members missing in Wednesday's helicopter crash off the coast of Greece.

The government earlier today confirmed that Sub-Lt. Abbigail Cowbrough died when the Cyclone helicopter crashed.

Those missing are:

  • Capt. Brenden Ian MacDonald, one of the Cyclone helicopter's pilots. He is originally from New Glasgow, N.S.
  • Capt. Kevin Hagen, the Cyclone's other pilot. He is originally from Nanaimo, B.C.
  • Capt. Maxime Miron-Morin, an air combat systems officer, originally from Trois-Rivieres, Que.
  • Sub-Lieutenant Matthew Pyke, Naval Weapons Officer, originally from Truro, Nova Scotia
  • Master Corporal Matthew Cousins, Airborne Electronic Sensor Operator, originally from Guelph, Ontario

HMCS Fredericton and NATO allies continue to search for the other five members of the helicopter's crew.

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