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No change in status of pilots who ejected from training jet at CFB Moose Jaw

April 20, 2008, Moose Jaw, Sask. Two pilots who were able to eject from their military training jet before it crashed at Canadian Forces Base Moose Jaw remained in hospital Saturday.


April 20, 2008
By Carey Fredericks

April 20, 2008, Moose Jaw, Sask. Two pilots who were able to eject from their
military training jet before it crashed at Canadian Forces Base
Moose Jaw remained in hospital Saturday.

Capt. Genevieve Mitchell, public affairs officer on the
Saskatchewan base, said there was no change in their condition and
they were to undergo further medical evaluation.

Mitchell would not provide details other than to say the pilots
received non-life-threatening injuries.

German air force Maj. Frank Wagener and Canadian Forces 2nd Lt.
Rock Veilleux of Larouche, Que., were injured when their CT-155 Hawk
aircraft crashed during routine training.

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Acting Wing Commander Lt.-Col. Paul Goddard was to visit the
pilots Saturday afternoon.

Mitchell said the base was also preparing for a flight safety
team's arrival to assess the safety of the aircraft.

“We're basically making sure that the place is ready to receive
them so that they can start their process,'' she said. “There is an
operational pause on the Hawk fleet so there is no flying this
weekend.''

She said the entire Hawk fleet across the country will be checked
to make sure there are no inherent risks.