April 2, 2023

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Armed forces says continues to be of all 6 who died in Cyclone helicopter crash now recognized

Military says remains of all 6 who died in Cyclone helicopter crash now identified

The continues to be of 4 of the six Canadian Armed Forces users killed when a Cyclone helicopter crashed into the Ionian Sea off Greece in late April have been discovered.

In a news release, the Section of Nationwide Defence (DND) suggests the remains were being positively recognized Thursday by the Main Coroner for Ontario.

They incorporate Capt. Kevin Hagen, a pilot at first from Nanaimo, B.C., Capt. Maxime Miron-Morin, an air fight devices officer originally from Becancour, Quebec, Sub-Lt. Matthew Pyke, a naval warfare officer originally from Truro, N.S., and Master Cpl. Matthew Cousins, an airborne digital sensor operator at first from Guelph, Ont.

The continues to be were being located through a merged search and recovery procedure with the United States Navy conducted between Might 25 and June 2.

The armed service states the households of all crew users shed in the incident have been notified and the remains will be launched to the people in excess of the coming times.

Ceremonial preparations are also currently being prepared by the Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air Power in session with the families, and particulars will be released at a later date.

Clockwise from leading remaining: Capt. Kevin Hagen, Sub-Lt. Abbigail Cowbrough, Capt. Brenden Ian MacDonald, Grasp Cpl. Matthew Cousins, Sub-Lt. Matthew Pyke, Capt. Maxime Miron-Morin. (Division of Countrywide Defence)

Navy, air pressure commanders extend sympathies

The continues to be of Sub-Lt. Abbigail Cowbrough, a maritime techniques engineering officer at first from Toronto, were earlier identified soon soon after the incident. Partial remains of Captain Brenden MacDonald, a pilot initially from New Glasgow, N.S., were initially identified on Might 9.

The commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, Vice-Admiral Artwork McDonald, extended his “heartfelt” sympathies to the people of the crash victims.

“I hope today’s news offers some ease and comfort and closure to every of you,” claimed McDonald. “These have been dark days and these activities have reminded us all of the perils of service at sea and in the skies over.”

The commander of the Royal Canadian Air Power, Lt.-Basic Al Meinzinger, also extended his sympathies.

“With each other, we will honour and try to remember the legacies of our fallen, though also standing behind these who will select up their torch and have on with the mission,” Meinzinger reported.

Flight basic safety investigation ongoing

A Royal Canadian Air Force flight security investigation into the situations of the accident is ongoing. The investigation is at the moment concentrated on plane techniques and human factors as feasible results in of the crash.

Previously this thirty day period, the army mentioned in a transient report on the probe’s preliminary results that the helicopter did not answer to something the way the crew anticipated.

And in saying a resumption of Cyclone flights before this week, Air Drive officers stated investigators have been capable to recreate the conditions bordering the crash making use of details from the Cyclone’s flight-details recorders.

The difficulty occurred as the helicopter was coming about to land on HMCS Fredericton, officers claimed. The pilot tried to make a selection of manoeuvres while the Cyclone’s “flight director,” or autopilot, was continue to engaged.

Instead than turning off, the autopilot started out to perform in opposition to the human pilot prior to the helicopter crashed into the drinking water at large speed.

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