On April 29, 2020, six members of the CAF were killed when a Royal Canadian Air Force CH-148 Cyclone helicopter crashed while operating from HMCS Fredericton as part of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2. At the time of the accident, HMCS Fredericton and Stalker 22 were operating alongside Turkish and Italian Allies, conducting maritime surveillance operations and passing information between the ships and helicopter.
The following Canadian Armed Forces members were tragically killed in the crash:
Captain Brenden MacDonald, Pilot, from New Glasgow, NS
Captain Kevin Hagen, Pilot, from Nanaimo, BC
Captain Maxime Miron-Morin, Air Combat Systems Officer, from Trois-Rivières, QC
Master Corporal Matthew Cousins, Airborne Electronic Sensor Operator, from Guelph, ON
Sub-Lieutenant Matthew Pyke, Naval Warfare Officer, from Truro, NS
Sub-Lieutenant Abbigail Cowbrough, Marine Systems Engineering Officer, from Toronto, ON
The Recent fallen Canadians page honours the members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) who have recently lost their lives in the line of duty, in the service of our country.
On Thursday, April 29 @ 1:20pm Atlantic (12:20pm Eastern), the RCAF invites everyone to join them for a video memorial to these CAF members that were lost in that accident.
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