OTTAWA, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Canadian Defense Minister Bill Graham has said the country's military will reevaluate the Snowbirds program following a jet collision.
"We will look at what we need to do with the program. The military is considering all aspects around the Snowbirds project," Graham said.
The Toronto Sun reported Saturday that two jets collided during a routine training exercise in Saskatchewan. One pilot was killed.
Col. Alain Boyer, commanding officer at 15 Wing, the squadron's home base, denied concerns about the safety of the Snowbirds' aging Tutor jets. "We fly safe aircraft," he said.
The last Tutor came off the assembly line in 1966.