Snowbirds plane crashes near Kamloops, B.C.

VICTORIA — A Canadian Forces Snowbirds plane has crashed in Kamloops, B.C., CTV News Vancouver Island has confirmed that one of the planes crashed just before noon, Sunday.

The Snowbirds flew into British Columbia for their western leg of Operation Inspiration and were heading to Vancouver Island.

A witness from the scene says the crash happened on Glenview Road and a home nearby was engulfed in flames.

There is no official word on the condition of the pilot.

“We know some areas are starting to clear up, however transit through some of the mountain passes have very low cloud cover which is unsafe for flying nine jets,” reads a tweet from the Snowbirds sent earlier Saturday morning.

The Snowbirds were expected to fly through the Okanagan Valley on Saturday but said they were going to preposition to Comox and start working their way west.

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