Monday, November 28, 2016

CF-18 Crashes near Cold Lake: Pilot Killed

CTV News

A Canadian fighter jet has crashed in the Cold Lake, Alta. area, CTV News has learned.

It's not clear yet why the CF-18 went down or whether the pilot survived.

Cold Lake is the site of a major Canadian air force base on the border between Alberta and Saskatchewan.

A spokesman for the Canadian Armed Forces said the crash happened Monday morning inside the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range in Saskatchewan.

"4 Wing emergency services, including 417 Combat Support Squadron, are currently en route to secure the area of the crash," Capt. Mat Strong wrote in an email.

"Our primary concern at this time is the status and safety of the aircraft's occupant and any impact to the immediate area. It is far too early in the situation to determine the cause of this incident. As more details become available, they will be provided."

The commander of the RCAF has confirmed the Pilot of the aircraft was killed.

More details as they become available.