Canadian fighter pilot dead after jet crash: military

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – A Canadian CF-18 fighter pilot was killed on Monday when his single-seat jet crashed in a training area near Cold Lake, Alberta, the country’s military said.

“The name will not be released until next of kin are notified,” the Department of National Defence said in a statement. “A flight safety investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the incident.”

In a tweet, the Royal Canadian Air Force called the crash an accident, but did not elaborate. The defense department said there were no other casualties.

The incident happened near the community of Cold Lake, …
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