Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Military Identifies Two Soldiers as Victims of Small-Plane Crash in Manitoba

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Military Identifies Two Soldiers as Victims of Small-Plane Crash in Manitoba

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Military men IDed in plane crash deaths

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WINNIPEG - The names of the two victims killed in a fatal plane crash near Winnipeg have now been released by 1 Canadian Air Division and the Canadian NORAD Region headquarters in Winnipeg.

Capt. Bradley Ashcroft and Capt. Zachary Cloutier-Gill were flying in a non-military aircraft and were not on duty at the time of the crash.

Ashcroft served in the Canadian Armed Forces for over nine years and was a member of the construction engineering branch.

Cloutier-Gill served for nearly 12 years and was an air combat systems officer.

Both men were stationed at the Winnipeg base.

Military spokesman David Lavallee said neither are military pilots by trade, and which man was operating the aircraft is part of the investigation.

"As to what kind of training, we are not aware of that. …

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