Pilot Killed In Crash At 2016 Cold Lake Airshow

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Pilot Bruce Evans
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Pilot Bruce “Frac” Evans was killed today when his T-28 Trojan crashed while he was performing at the Cold Lake Airshow in Alberta, Canada. The performance was a solo routine and no other performers or spectators were involved. According to the airshow’s website, Bruce was a Geologist and warbird enthusiast with an Airline Transport Pilot Licence, a T-28 Endorsement, and a low level aerobatic clearance to 250’. Throughout his career Bruce accumulated over 4,100 hours of flight time.

The crash happened around 2pm. Witnesses report that the T-28 was performing low level aerobatics when it impacted the ground while in a dive. The remainder of the show was canceled following the incident.

Our thoughts are with Bruce’s family and friends.

3 Responses

  1. Matt Maples

    My sympathies to all. I witnessed a similar death in Kansas City a few years ago. The only redeeming factor is that in each case these people were doing what they loved and entertaining us all in the process.

  2. Fred Bradshaw

    Wow so sorry players go out to the family.

  3. There wasn’t a fireball but a big puff of debris went up into the air

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