A Canadian Forces pilot was injured Saturday when he apparently
lost control of his CF-18 upon landing, officials said. It was the
second incident at Yellowknife (Alberta) in two days.
"It was rainy. (Investigators) are examining runway surface
conditions to see if they played a factor," said Canadian Forces
spokeswoman Capt. Joanna Campbell of Saturday's accident. The
aircraft, now resting on the runway, carried two live missiles. The
Royal Canadian Mounted Police sent officers to guard the crash site
until an explosive ordnance disposal team could safely disarm the
The accident came just a day after a missile fell from the wing
of another CF-18. Both aircraft had been monitoring Russian air
force exercises, making sure they didn't violate Canadian airspace.
The errant missile landed on the driving range of a closed golf
course. No one was hurt.
Flights at Yellowknife were cancelled as the airport remained
closed for much of Saturday. That closure was responsible for
delaying the arrival of the EOD team, according to local news