A CF-18 fighter jet, like the one pictured here, crashed near Cold Lake, Alta., Monday, killing the pilot. (Cpl. JF Lauzé)
CBC News: Pilot dies in CF-18 crash near Cold Lake, Alta.
Emergency services on site to secure scene as investigation into cause of crash begins
A CF-18 pilot died Monday when a fighter jet crashed just after 11 a.m. Monday near Cold Lake, Alta.
The CF-18 from the 401 squadron in CFB Cold Lake crashed on the Saskatchewan side the Cold Lake air weapons range, said Capt. Mat Strong, public affairs officer with 4 Wing Cold Lake.
Emergency services are on site to secure the scene, and a flight safety investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of accident, Strong said.
Officials declined to provide further details on the identity of the pilot, saying they were still in the process of notifying next of kin.
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