Air Force to hold funeral procession in Halifax for victim of Snowbirds crash
|CTVnews 22 May 2020 at 18:13|
The Royal Canadian Air Force is organizing a procession through the streets of Halifax this weekend to honour the Snowbirds aerobatic team member who was killed in a recent plane crash.
Halifax native Capt. Jennifer Casey died last Sunday after she was ejected from a Snowbirds Tutor jet over Kamloops, B.C. The national aerobatics team was on a cross-country tour designed to boost the spirits of Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an email statement, Capt Jamie Tobin says Casey s body is scheduled to arrive at the Shell Aerocentre near Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Sunday evening.
He says there will be a brief ceremony on the tarmac, followed by a funeral procession through the streets of Halifax. Details of the route will be made public Saturday.
The jet s pilot, Capt. Richard MacDougall of Moncton, N.B., survived Sunday s crash with injuries the military has said are not life-threatening.