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RCAF Helcopter Crashes of the coast of Greece

The BBC is reporting a RCAF CH-148 Cyclone has crashed approx. 50 nm off the coast of Kefalonia. There were reportedly between 3 and 6 crew members onboard ( More...

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A first victim was found and identified as sub lieutenant Abigail Cowbrough from Nova Scotia.
On Thursday afternoon, the Canadian Armed Forces also confirmed the identities of the five missing crew members:

Capt. Brenden Ian MacDonald from New Glasgow, N.S.
Capt. Kevin Hagen from Nanaimo, B.C.
Capt. Maxime Miron-Morin, from Trois-Rivieres, Que.
Sub-Lt. Matthew Pyke from Truro, N.S.
Master Corp. Matthew Cousins from Guelph, Ont.
Colin Laraway 2
How desperately sad for the fine folks of Nova Scotia. What did they ever do to deserve this calamity on top of everything else?
B C 2
In case this hasn’t been shared yet, from Canadian government:
Thomas Frisch 1
What is worrying is that there apparently was no distress call (though, as usual, the reporters were not asking the right questions at the briefings)so the failure must have been catastrophic. We should have the answer soon from the FDR.
RalphHiggs 1
There is a report of flares being seen after the event. Who or what would have fired them off.
Thomas Frisch 2
Apparently the flares were fired automatically on impact of the helicopter with the water.
Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan says voice recorders and flight data recorder have been recovered from the Canadian Forces military helicopter that crashed off the coast of Greece.
they also say that it crashed in 3000m of water. 9000 ft deep. they haven't been to it yet, how did they get the flight recorders from it??
cyberjet 2
The recorders on military helicopters are designed to break away on impact.
thanks cyberjet. I wasn't aware of that.


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