Jenn Casey Wiki – Jenn Casey Bio
Capt. Jenn Casey, a public affairs officer with the Snowbirds jet crash victim.
Casey is from Halifax and joined Canada’s Armed Forces in 2014 after several years working as a journalist, according to her biography on the RCAF website. Casey grew up in Halifax, earned a bachelor of arts from Dalhousie University, and attended journalism school at King’s College. Before joining the Canadian Armed Forces, Jenn was a NEWS 95.7 employee working as a reporter, presenter, and producer on The Rick Howe Show.
Jenn Casey Died in Jet Crash
A member of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds team is dead after a Snowbirds plane crashed and burst into flames in the front yard of a home in Kamloops, B.C., on Sunday. Another member suffered serious injuries in the accident, the National Defense Department said in a statement Sunday afternoon, adding that immediate family members were notified. Sources close to the Snowbirds tell CBC News that the victim is Captain Jenn Casey, a Snowbirds public affairs officer.
Snowbirds jet crash
The accident happened before noon PT, shortly after the plane took off from Kamloops airport. Witnesses say he was following another plane when it appeared to be turning up and around the tarmac before plummeting. The video shows two puffs of black smoke coming from the plane and appears to show at least one person kicked off the plane shortly before touching the ground in a residential area near Glenview Avenue and Schreiner Street.
The Snowbirds aerobatics team was scheduled to do a flyover of the Okanagan area Sunday as part of Operation Inspiration, a salute to Canadians and front-line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic that started earlier this month in Nova Scotia.
“This accident today really shakes us to our core, but we will do our best to support the military and the men and women in service,” Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian said during a media briefing Sunday afternoon.
“This was a tragic scene … not something that you would expect in the middle of May on a long weekend in Kamloops.”
It is with heavy hearts that we announce that one member of the CF Snowbirds team has died and one has sustained serious injuries. We can confirm that we have contacted all primary family members of those involved. More information will be communicated in the near future.
— Royal Canadian Air Force (@RCAF_ARC) May 17, 2020
Kamloops airport emergency crews initially responded to the incident. The military is sending an investigation team to Kamloops, and the Snowbirds will remain punished for now, Christian said. Kamloops RCMP is asking the public to avoid the area. They are asking anyone who has captured the accident on video to contact them. In a tweet on Sunday afternoon, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his thoughts are with the Royal Canadian Air Force.