Accident at COLD LAKE (GROUP CPT. R.W. MCNAIR) CFB

Summary

2003-05-27: A CF-18 Hornet pilot from the Canadian Armed Forces was fatally injured while participating in Operation Maple Flag, an air combat exercise held annually at CFB Cold Lake. The a/c went down about 30 NM north of the air force base near Burnt Lake inside the Primrose Air Weapons Range. The pilot was found 200 meters from the wreckage of his a/c and it appeared that he had attempted to eject from the a/c prior to colliding with terrain. The cause of the accident is under investigation by the military.

Details


CADORS Number 2003C0648
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Media
Occurred At 2003-05-26 - 20:20
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 1
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYOD
Aerodrome Name COLD LAKE (GROUP CPT. R.W. MCNAIR) CFB
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 30 NM N of CFB Cold Lake (Air Weapons Range)
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Media
Categories Controlled flight into or toward terrain
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
Operator State
Make  Silhouette image of MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Model CF-18 HORNET
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 1
Injuries 0
Events Collision with terrain

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