North Atlantic Treaty Organisation helicopter missing off Greece

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation helicopter missing off Greece

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation helicopter missing off Greece

A Canadian Armed Forces member has been left dead and five others missing following a military helicopter crash off of the coast of Greece, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement.

"Debris has been found in Italy's zone of control and intervention" in the Ionian Sea, the military source told AFP, specifying the wreckage belonged to the Canadian helicopter.

The Canadian military confirmed it had lost contact with the helicopter, a CH-148 Cyclone, and that rescue efforts were underway.

Six crew were aboard the helicopter when it disappeared, the officer said on condition of anonymity.

Trudeau confirmed one casualty, Sub-Lt.

"There is a developing situation regarding one of our CH-148 Cyclone helicopters, deployed onboard HMCS FREDERICTON, which is now contributing to Op REASSURANCE", the Canadian armed forces said in a statement. In a Facebook post, the group said it was "profoundly saddened to hear that a beloved member of our band has lost her life while serving her country".

"I am broken and gutted". "There are no words". You made me forever proud.

"My attractive daughter has been in a military accident and passed away", her mother Tanya added on her Facebook page. "She will no longer pipe her songs to all those that love her", she wrote.

Shane Cowbrough posted a message on Facebook this morning saying his daughter died when the Cyclone helicopter went down in the sea on Wednesday during a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation training exercise. "Nothing can replace her", Abbigail's mother, Tanya Cowbrough, said on Facebook.

"Our church family has lost a wonderful woman", the post read.

The church also shared two photos of Abbigail Cowbrough. She was based out of the Shearwater naval base in Dartmouth, N.S.

Cowbrough was a crew member of HMCS Fredericton and died in the crash.

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