Former AC pilot and wife victims of Reno Air Show crash

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  1. Canadi>n
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    Small item in today's TORONTO STAR reports that retired, Winnipeg-based AC pilot George Hewitt and his wife Wendy died in that air show crash in Reno last week. They had been watching the show when the P51 Mustang lost a control surface and crashed into that section of the crowd. He was 60, put in 40 years with AC, so likely just retired from service.
     
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    very sad news.

    Canoe.ca is reporting that he flew for AC for 39 yrs and like Canadi>n said, had just retired. He was previously in the RCAF. Condolences to the Hewitt family for this devastating loss.
     
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    :( and just retired.
     
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    Just...Horrible...

    http://news.ca.msn.com/canada/winnipeggers-mourn-canadians-killed-in-reno-crash

     
  5. I graduated with George Hewitt from Westwood Collegiate in 1969. His ambition in the yearbook that year was to become a commercial pilot. As a captain on the 777 when he retired, he was probably one of the few that actually achieved their high school ambition. May they rest in peace, and condolences to their family.
     
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    Wow six degrees of separation is indeed true. It is a small world.
     

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