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Canadians post tributes to Jennifer Casey who died in Snowbirds plane crash

Tributes have been pouring in over social media as Canadians learned about the tragic death of CF Snowbirds Captain and Public Affairs Officer Jennifer Casey after her plane crashed in Kamloops on Sunday.

According to her bio on the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF) web site, Casey grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia and joined the RCAF in 2014 as a direct entry officer. She had been a member of the Snowbirds since November, 2018.

Prior to her career with the RCAF, Casey (formerly, Jennifer Howell) was a radio reporter, anchor and producer at NEWS 95.7 in Halifax as well as Quinte Broadcasting in Belleville.

In posts to social media, the CF Snowbirds wrote they were "deeply saddened and grieve alongside Jenn's family and friends."

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote that he joined "all Canadians in mourning the loss of a member of the CF Snowbirds."

Canadians from across the country also posted moving tributes to Casey, recounting interactions they had shared with her.

Messages echoed how admired and accomplished Casey was.

Others remembered Casey for her humour.

One person paid tribute to Casey by posting an interview from last year.

The investigation into the crash is currently underway. Operation Inspiration is postponed and the CF Snowbirds remain grounded in Kamloops until further notice.

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