Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Fighter Pilot Killed in Training Crash Had an Important Job: Family

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Fighter Pilot Killed in Training Crash Had an Important Job: Family

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Family of pilot devastated after deadly crash

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COLD LAKE, Alta. - Relatives of an Air Force pilot killed when a CF-18 fighter jet crashed during a training exercise near the Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary says he died doing what he loved.

A statement from the family and fiancee of Capt. Thomas McQueen says they are devastated by his death, but know that he was doing an important job.

It says they feel that Canada is grieving with them and they are grateful.

McQueen, 29, was a member of 401 squadron at 4 Wing Cold Lake in northeastern Alberta.

He was flying the single-seat jet that went down Monday on the Saskatchewan side of the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range.

An investigation is looking into what went wrong.

"From a young age, drawing jets on his homework, through Air Cadets at 611 Squadron, he never wavered in his desire to be a fighter pilot," said the family. …

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