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.
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It is far too early in the situation to determine the cause of this incident, as more details become available, they will be provided.”