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RCAF training on a simulated plane crash at Chilliwack airport

Gusting winds made a drop from one of the RCAF
Gusting winds made a drop from one of the RCAF's Buffalo aircraft impossible Friday at Chilliwack, but two SARTechs long-lined to the site from a Cormorant helicopter.
— image credit: Paul J. Henderson

Members  of Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF) 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron engaged in search-and-rescue training exercises in the Chilliwack area this week.

The three days of training is the squadron's annual major search and rescue exercise (SAREX).

On Friday, search-and-rescue technicians (SARTechs) conducted a simulated plane crash  at Chilliwack airport where they tended to two injured victims.

Gusting winds made a drop from one of the RCAF's Buffalo aircraft impossible, but two SARTechs long-lined to the site from a Cormorant helicopter.

See the Times next week for more photos.

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