The commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force says Monday’s deadly crash of a fighter jet in the Prairies serves as a reminder of the dangerous work the men and women of the armed forces are asked to do every day.
Lieutenant-General Michael Hood is expressing sympathy to the family of the pilot killed when his C-F-18 fighter jet went down while on a routine training flight.
The plane went down on the Saskatchewan side of the sprawling Cold Lake Air Weapons Range.
The pilot’s name has not been released.
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan won’t speculate on whether the plane’s age was a factor in the crash.
(The Canadian Press)