Sunday, 27 September, 2020

Canada navy helicopter crash: Five presumed dead



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From remaining tot proper: Abbigail Cowbrough, Matthew Pyke, Matthew Cousins, Maxime Miron-Morin, Kevin Hagen, Brenden Ian MacDonald

5 missing crew users of a Canadian navy helicopter that crashed off a Greek island throughout a Nato work out are presumed dead, Canada’s armed forces claims.

The physique of a sixth crew member, Sub-Lt Abbigail Cowbrough, has been recovered.

It is not nevertheless apparent why the Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone crashed.

It took off from a Canadian frigate in the Ionian Sea on Wednesday and came down off the island of Kefalonia. A search-and-rescue mission in the location is now formally a recovery exertion.

Canadian Key Minister Justin Trudeau said “I join all Canadians in mourning the loss of six Canadian Armed Forces users”.

“All of them are heroes. Each of them will go away a void that cannot be filled,” he reported.

Who was on board?

The system of Abbigail Cowbrough, a marine devices engineering officer initially from Toronto, Ontario, has been identified.

“There are no words and phrases. You manufactured me without end happy. I will adore you constantly, and skip you in each individual minute. You are the dazzling light in my everyday living taken far much too soon,” her father, Shane Cowbrough, wrote on Facebook.

The CAF claims five other persons were being on board:

  • Capt Brenden Ian MacDonald, pilot, at first from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
  • Capt Kevin Hagen, pilot, at first from Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • Capt Maxime Miron-Morin, air battle devices officer, originally from Trois-Rivières, Québec
  • Sub-Lt Matthew Pyke, naval warfare officer, originally from Truro, Nova Scotia
  • Grasp-Cpl Matthew Cousins, airborne digital sensor operator, originally from Guelph, Ontario



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