Canadian Military Knew in 2016 Snowbirds Aircraft Ejection Seats Needed Upgrading...
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June 15, 2020 - by David Pugliese for ottawasun.com
A witness at the crash scene claimed that Casey's parachute did not open.
The Canadian military knew in 2016 the ejection seat on Snowbirds aircraft needed to be upgraded but it is still only in the early stages of modernizing that system.
The Royal Canadian Air Force has now started a project to upgrade the parachutes on the ejection seats, the Canadian military confirmed to this newspaper.
Capt. Jennifer Casey, the public affairs officer with the Canadian Forces Snowbirds aerobatic team, died on May 17 after the Snowbirds aircraft she was a passenger in crashed in Kamloops, B.C.
Video of the incident appears to show Casey and Capt. Richard MacDougall, the pilot of the CT-114 Tutor aircraft, eject from the plane shortly before it slammed into the ground. MacDougall survived with serious injuries...
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