DND News

Tragic crash during 2016 Cold Lake airshow

DND is confirming that at approximately 1:50 p.m. MDT, a T-28 Trojan flown by Bruce Evans crashed during his performance at the Cold Lake Air Show.

4 Wing emergency services responded to the situation immediately and upon securing the scene discovered Mr. Evans was killed as a result of the crash.

4 Wing and CFB Cold Lake and the Cold Lake Air Show express our condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Mr. Evans.

“We are deeply saddened by this incident and are providing our full support to Mr. Evans’ team here in Cold Lake," said  Colonel Eric Kenny, Commander 4 Wing and CFB Cold Lake. "We express our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and loved ones of Mr. Evans.”

In the interest of public safety, the determination was made early on to cancel the remainder of the Show, and assist spectators with a safe and orderly exit of 4 Wing property.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the crash.

News Coverage

Canadian Press: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/07/17/cold-lake-air-show_n_11044346.html

CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/experienced-pilot-dies-after-plan...

North Bay Nugget: http://www.nugget.ca/2016/07/17/pilot-bruce-evans-dies-in-cold-lake-crash