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Apr 29, 2020

A Canadian Cyclone helicopter deployed on HMCS Fredericton has gone missing while on a NATO exercise with allies off the western coast of Greece in the Ionian Sea. DND has confirmed that a search and rescue mission is underway at this time. 

The CH-148 Cyclone was participating in a NATO exercise earlier today, as part of Operation Reassurance.  HMCS Fredericton set sail on 20 Jan 2020 for a 6 month deployment on Operation Reassurance which is a NATO-led assurance and deterrence mission that has been ongoing since April 2014.


This 2016 photo shows a CH-148 Cyclone  deployed on HMCS Montreal.

No further information has been released, but unconfirmed reports of a crash are circulating in local media.

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