Thu, Jan 13, 2005
Investigation Contradicts Initial Statements
Contrary to initial reports from
Canadian defense officials, two members of the Snowbirds precision
aerial demonstration team did not eject from their mortally wounded
aircraft. Instead, a report just released in Ottawa says they rode
the aircraft to the ground. One pilot was killed -- the other was
ejected from the aircraft by the force of the ground impact, but
walked away with only minor injuries.
It happened December 10th near Mossbank, about 65 km south of
the Snowbirds' home base in Moose Jaw. The two aircraft were on what the government
called a "routine training flight." Capt. Miles Selby,
31, of Tsawwassen, B.C., was a two-year veteran of the Snowbirds
and had flown CF-18 fighter jets during combat missions in Kosovo.
Capt. Chuck Mallett, 35, of Edmonton, was reported alive after an
ejection from his CT-114 Tutor.
The CBC reports an interim investigative report is due to be
released next week, but will contain only factual findings. There
will be no conclusions or recommendations, according to a Canadian
Air Force official.
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