Winnipeg R.C.A.F. Technician Dies in Training Exercise
WINNIPEG, MB. – Search and Rescue Technician, Master-Corporal Alfred Barr – member of 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron based in Winnipeg, Manitoba – passed away in a training accident near Yorkton, Saskatchewan on Wednesday, March 8th.
The details of the accident are still foggy, but all indications point to a faulty parachute as the cause of Barr’s death. An investigation is currently ongoing by the RCAF’s Directorate of Flight Safety.
Friends and family describe Barr as a kind and gentle positive role model who lived without a malicious bone in his body.
More information will become available once a statement on the investigation has been released by the RCAF.
– Carter Brooks, MyToba News