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Snowbirds crash victim was Haligonian, former journalist

Official sources have confirmed that one person has died in a tragic accident that occurred in Kamloops, earlier today
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A photo of Jenn Casey while she was working as a producer with NEWS 95.7

Official sources have confirmed that one person has died in a tragic accident that occurred in Kamloops, B.C. earlier today.

"It is with heavy hearts that we announce that one member of the CF Snowbirds team has died and one has sustained serious injuries," says a Tweet from the Snowbirds.

HalifaxToday has confirmed that Captain Jenn Casey, who served as a spokesperson for the Snowbirds, was on the plane when it crashed.

headshot_pilots12Captain Jenn Casey (Photo via RCAF)

Just two weeks ago, Casey told NEWS 95.7 about how the Snowbirds would visit Nova Scotia as part of Operation Inspiration, a cross-country tour to boost morale during COVID-19.

Casey grew up in Halifax, getting a Bachelor of Arts at Dalhousie University and attending journalism school at the University of King's College. Prior to joining the Canadian Armed Forces, Jenn was an employee of NEWS 95.7 working as a reporter, an anchor and as a producer for The Rick Howe Show.

According to her online profile with the Air Force, Casey has been with the Snowbirds since November 2018. The RCAF confirmed in a Tweet that Casey's family has been notified.

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