The Canadian Forces say a pilot has died after CF-18 fighter jet crashed on the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range shortly after 11 today.
RCAF commander Michael Hood confirmed the pilots’ passing after coming out of a Senate committee meeting. A helicopter crew has been dispatched to search for the remains.
Public Affairs Officer Captain Matthew Strong has released the following statement:
“At approximately 11:09 a.m. Cold Lake local time, a CF-188 Hornet from 4 Wing Cold Lake crashed inside the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range inside Saskatchewan, not far from the Primrose Lake Evaluation Range.
It is far too early in the situation to determine the cause of this incident, as more details become available, they will be provided.”