A Calgary pilot has died after something went wrong during an aerial maneuver at an air show in Cold Lake on Sunday afternoon.
Strong, CFB Cold Lake's public information officer, told Global News a T28 Trojan crashed around 2 p.m. but was unable to release any details about the condition of the pilot.
"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", Strong said in an email.
"(Evans) holds an Airline Transport Pilot Licence with Instrument Rating, a T-28 Endorsement, and a low level aerobatic clearance to 250 feet", the website read.
"He said to me, 'Why own a warbird if you can't share it with someone?'" A person performing a loop has to take his aircraft vertically down and then pull it upward.
"I actually did not see the plane hit the ground, I looked away for a second and we just heard this kind of pop". "It's really horrific. The plane was pulverized".
Sirens started going off and military personnel ran toward the crash site, Lozinski said.
The crash occurred in view of horrified airshow spectators, among them Cathy Heron, a city councillor from St. Albert, Alta.
"I guess he just came in too shallow, too quickly, and it crashed against the nose", Fontaine said.
A photo of pilot Bruce Evans. He was the president and CEO of Firefly Airborne Surveys and was passionate about flying the airplane he had owned for nearly a decade. "There was a little bit of smoke".