According to a statement by the Fort St. John International Air Show, a Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds aircraft crashed in Fort St. John, B.C.
The statement, which was posted on the air show's Facebook page, says the incident happened around noon on Tuesday as the aircraft was taking off.
"Despite all of the safety precautions that are taken, incidents do happen and it's heart-breaking in the air show world," the post read.
They said first responders at the North Peach Regional Airport in Fort St. John, B.C. attended to the pilot and aircraft immediately after the crash.
The post says that the pilot was not harmed and the cause of the crash is under investigation.
We will have more as information becomes available.
UPDATE: The Canadian Forces Snowbirds released a statement Wednesday morning that, due to the incident, they have cancelled their next performance schedule for Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the Penticton Peach Festival as well as the Abbotsford, B.C. show from Aug. 5 to 7. Discover Moose Jaw has confirmed it was a spare aircraft.
The RCAF is aware of an incident at the Fort St John, BC Airport today involving a CT-114 Tutor aircraft of 431 (Air Demonstration) Squadron on takeoff. The aircraft was able to land on the airfield, but suffered some damage to the aircraft in the process. pic.twitter.com/BLh2ORllbV— Royal Canadian Air Force (@RCAF_ARC) August 2, 2022