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Snowbird plane crashes in B.C.

A single Snowbird plane has crashed in Kamloops


A single Snowbird plane has crashed in Kamloops a couple of blocks from the airport. 

Air Force, ambulance, police, fire crews and BC Hydro are on scene. 

One person is being rescued off of a roof at this time. 

"Oh, [it was] a big boom, a big boom!"

Resident Grant Mcinnes saw the tragic event unfold. 

"The two planes took off together, they climbed - I don't know how high - the one really climbed and the other one started to spin and then boom. I didn't see the pilot bail out but he bailed out late apparently."

Kim Maloney tells Castanet that about 30 minutes ago she heard the Snowbirds flying over her house and she decided to head out to watch them take-off when she heard "an earth shaking bang and instantly smoke."

Fellow neighbour Tammy Franzman was outside doing something and saw the two planes loop around. Once she noticed one crashed she called 911 but couldn't get through because it was busy. 

This is an unfolding story. We will have more updates as information becomes available.

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