The pilot killed in the crash of a CF-18 fighter near the Saskatchewan-Alberta boundary was a Hamilton native.
Colonel Paul Doyle, the commanding officer of 4 Wing Cold Lake, issuing the confirmation on Tuesday morning.
Doyle adds that Captain Thomas McQueen, originally from Hamilton, was an RCAF pilot who had “served his country with distinction for 10 years”.
Captain McQueen’s jet went down on the Saskatchewan side of the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range during a training exercise on Monday.
A flight safety investigation is looking into what went wrong.
Doyle says McQueen was engaged to be married. His fiancee lives in the Cold Lake area.
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Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger has issued a statement saying “our thoughts and prayers are with Captain McQueen’s family, friends and colleagues, the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Armed Forces during this difficult time”.
The mayor has instructed Staff to have the flag outside Hamilton City Hall be lowered to half-mast.