Memorial for Capt. Jenn Casey in Kamloops, B.C.

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Canadians across the country are mourning the passing of the Snowbirds’ Capt. Jenn Casey from Halifax, N.S. Casey’s jet, which she was flying as part of a demonstration to thank health-care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, crashed shortly after takeoff in Kamloops, B.C., on Sunday.

A memorial has appeared in Kamloops to honour Casey. The Snowbirds were on a cross-country tour, but during the team’s Kamloops stop, Casey’s jet crashed and burst into flames in the front yard of a home.

Casey was a public affairs officer with the Snowbirds. She joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2014 after a career as a journalist.

Members of the First Nations take part in a drum ceremony to remember fallen Snowbirds Capt. Jenn Casey in Kamloops, B.C., Monday, May 18, 2020. Capt.Casey died Sunday after the Snowbirds jet she was in crashed shortly after takeoff. The pilot of the aircraft is in hospital with serious injuries. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Memorial for Capt. Jenn Casey in Kamloops, B.C.
Members of the First Nations take part in a drum ceremony to remember fallen Snowbirds Capt. Jenn Casey in Kamloops, B.C., Monday, May 18, 2020. Capt.Casey died Sunday after the Snowbirds jet she was in crashed shortly after takeoff. The pilot of the aircraft is in hospital with serious injuries. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Members of the First Nations take part in a drum ceremony to remember fallen Snowbirds Capt. Jenn Casey in Kamloops, B.C., Monday, May 18, 2020. Capt.Casey died Sunday after the Snowbirds jet she was in crashed shortly after takeoff. The pilot of the aircraft is in hospital with serious injuries. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Memorial for Capt. Jenn Casey in Kamloops, B.C.
Members of the First Nations take part in a drum ceremony to remember fallen Snowbirds Capt. Jenn Casey in Kamloops, B.C., Monday, May 18, 2020. Capt.Casey died Sunday after the Snowbirds jet she was in crashed shortly after takeoff. The pilot of the aircraft is in hospital with serious injuries. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds jets are seen in the background as a family pays their respects in Kamloops, B.C., Monday, May 18, 2020. Capt. Jenn Casey died Sunday after the Snowbirds jet she was in crashed shortly after takeoff. The pilot of the aircraft is in hospital with serious injuries. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
Memorial for Capt. Jenn Casey in Kamloops, B.C.
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds jets are seen in the background as a family pays their respects in Kamloops, B.C., Monday, May 18, 2020. Capt. Jenn Casey died Sunday after the Snowbirds jet she was in crashed shortly after takeoff. The pilot of the aircraft is in hospital with serious injuries. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
First Nations drummers salute Royal Canadian Air Force Public Affairs Officer Lt. Alexandra Hejduk during a drum ceremony to remember fallen Snowbirds Capt. Jenn Casey in Kamloops, B.C., Monday, May 18, 2020. Capt.Casey died Sunday after the Snowbirds jet she was in crashed shortly after takeoff. The pilot of the aircraft is in hospital with serious injuries. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
Memorial for Capt. Jenn Casey in Kamloops, B.C.
First Nations drummers salute Royal Canadian Air Force Public Affairs Officer Lt. Alexandra Hejduk during a drum ceremony to remember fallen Snowbirds Capt. Jenn Casey in Kamloops, B.C., Monday, May 18, 2020. Capt.Casey died Sunday after the Snowbirds jet she was in crashed shortly after takeoff. The pilot of the aircraft is in hospital with serious injuries. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds jets are seen in the background as a woman pays her respects in Kamloops, B.C., Monday, May 18, 2020. Capt. Jenn Casey died Sunday after the Snowbirds jet she was in crashed shortly after takeoff. The pilot of the aircraft is in hospital with serious injuries. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
Memorial for Capt. Jenn Casey in Kamloops, B.C.
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds jets are seen in the background as a woman pays her respects in Kamloops, B.C., Monday, May 18, 2020. Capt. Jenn Casey died Sunday after the Snowbirds jet she was in crashed shortly after takeoff. The pilot of the aircraft is in hospital with serious injuries. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
Signs are attached to the fence of the Kamloops airport to show respect for the Canadian Forces Snowbirds in Kamloops, British Columbia, Monday, May 18, 2020. Capt. Jenn Casey died Sunday after the Snowbirds jet she was in crashed shortly after takeoff. The pilot of the aircraft is in hospital with serious injuries. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
Memorial for Capt. Jenn Casey in Kamloops, B.C.
Signs are attached to the fence of the Kamloops airport to show respect for the Canadian Forces Snowbirds in Kamloops, British Columbia, Monday, May 18, 2020. Capt. Jenn Casey died Sunday after the Snowbirds jet she was in crashed shortly after takeoff. The pilot of the aircraft is in hospital with serious injuries. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds jets are seen in the background as a family pays their respects at the Kamloops airport in Kamloops, British Columbia, Monday, May 18, 2020. Capt. Jennifer Casey died Sunday after the Snowbirds jet she was in crashed shortly after takeoff. The pilot of the aircraft is in hospital with serious injuries. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
Memorial for Capt. Jenn Casey in Kamloops, B.C.
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds jets are seen in the background as a family pays their respects at the Kamloops airport in Kamloops, British Columbia, Monday, May 18, 2020. Capt. Jennifer Casey died Sunday after the Snowbirds jet she was in crashed shortly after takeoff. The pilot of the aircraft is in hospital with serious injuries. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
Canadian Forces Snowbirds planes are seen in the background as people place hearts and signs on the fence surrounding the airport in Kamloops, Canada, Sunday, May 17, 2020. A Canadian aerobatic jet crashed into the British Columbia neighborhood of Kamloops on Sunday during a flyover intended to boost morale during the pandemic, killing one crew member, seriously injuring another and setting a house on fire. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
Memorial for Capt. Jenn Casey in Kamloops, B.C.
Canadian Forces Snowbirds planes are seen in the background as people place hearts and signs on the fence surrounding the airport in Kamloops, Canada, Sunday, May 17, 2020. A Canadian aerobatic jet crashed into the British Columbia neighborhood of Kamloops on Sunday during a flyover intended to boost morale during the pandemic, killing one crew member, seriously injuring another and setting a house on fire. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

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