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B.C. pilots to fly over Vancouver in tribute to Snowbirds victim

BY , May 18, 2020 7:55 PM - REPORT AN ERRORLAST UPDATED ON May 18, 2020 8:42 PM

The BC General Aviation Association says a memorial flyover tomorrow in tribute to the victim of yesterday's deadly Snowbird plane crash in Kamloops will quote ``pick up where the Snowbirds left off.''

A group of 35 BC pilots will depart from Abbotsford Airport and fly over Vancouver in what has been dubbed Operation Backup Inspiration, a nod to the Snowbirds event called Operation Inspiration.

The event lists strict rules, such as no formation flying, to ensure safety during the memorial.

Captain Jenn Casey, a public affairs officer with the Canadian Forces, died in yesterday's crash.

"Province is standing with the friends and family of Captain Jenn Casey"

Premier Stephen McNeil says he speaks for all Nova Scotians when he says the province is standing with the friends and family of Captain Jenn Casey, and sending love, thoughts and prayers.

The Halifax native was killed yesterday when the Canadian Forces Snowbird plane she was a passenger in crashed in Kamloops, BC.

She had joined the Snowbirds in November of 2018 as the flying team's public affairs officer.

Captain Richard MacDougall, the pilot, is being treated for injuries the Snowbirds say are not life-threatening.

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