Discussion posted by: CPO1
The Department of National Defence has officially given up hope of finding survivors from this week’s crash of a CH-148 Cyclone helicopter off the coast of Greece, and has switched its search efforts to recovering remains and aircraft wreckage. The chopper went down Wednesday in the Ionian Sea while taking part in NATO exercises. In a brief statement, the department said the five missing crew members are now considered missing and presumed dead. The body of one naval officer — Sub-Lieutenant Abbigail Cowbrough, a Marine Systems Engineering Officer aboard HMCS Fredericton — was recovered almost immediately after the crash.