A Calgary-based pilot with more than 4,000 hours of flight experience is dead after his T-28 Trojan aircraft crashed Sunday afternoon at the Cold Lake Air Show in Alberta.

Pilot Bruce Evans was flying the plane when the crash happened at around 2 p.m. on Sunday, 4 Wing spokesman Capt. Mathew Strong said.

"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.

The air show, held annually at CFB Cold Lake, 290 kilometres northeast of Edmonton, features premier military pilots from Canada and around the world. The remainder of the show was cancelled after the crash.

Evans, 59, was born in Marville, France where his father was stationed with the RCAF.

According to his Cold Lake Air Show bio, Evans developed an interest in aviation form an early age. In 2007, he purchased his T-28B Trojan — the plane he was flying at the time of Sunday's crash.

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