Pilot dies in Canada fighter jet crash

Canada's current fleet of fighter jets is more than three decades old and was scheduled to be retired in 2020, but could now see a decade more of serviceA Canadian CF-18 Hornet fighter jet crashed near Cold Lake Alberta on Monday, killing the pilot in what was described as a training accident. “I just got off the phone with (the chief of the defense staff) General Jonathan Vance and our prayers go out to the families,” he added. Cold Lake is home to a tactical fighter squadron and training units.

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