Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

September 27, 2007 14:39 ET

Media Advisory/DND: Repatriation Flight Delayed

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 27, 2007) - Due to mechanical difficulties with the CC-150 Polaris, the repatriation ceremony of Corporal Nathan Hornburg, a Reserve soldier from the King's Own Calgary Regiment, based out of Calgary, Alberta, is delayed until further notice.

Where: 8 Wing Trenton, Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario.

When: To be determined

What: Media are invited to view the arrival; however no interviews will be given.

Corporal Hornburg was killed during Operation SADIQ SARBAAZ on September 24 at about 4:30 p.m. Kandahar time. The incident occurred approximately 47 km west of Kandahar City in the Panjwayi District.

A media advisory will follow with the arrival time of the repatriation flight.

Note to the Editor/News Director:

Interested media must contact Capt. Nicole Meszaros, 8 Wing/CFB Trenton Public Affairs Officer, who can be reached at (613) 392-2811 ext. 2041, mobile (613) 391-5233 or at: meszaros.nl@forces.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • For flight information, contact
    the Air Passenger Terminal
    at 1-800-487-1186.