A legendary pilot with deep roots in northern aviation has been identified as the instructor who was aboard a Murphy Moose that crashed near Edmonton last week. Keith Krueger, who spent most of his 50 year career flying in the North, was checking out the owner of the Moose on floats when the aircraft crashed about 20 km east of Edmonton. He and Kruger and a third person on the big homebuilt were all killed. The aircraft was registered to a Sherwood Park man and was equipped with amphibious floats.
Krueger flew for major northern airlines, including civilian C-130s all over the North before heading to Antarctica to fly for research teams there. Tributes poured in for Krueger from the North. Buffalo Joe MacBryan highlighted his contributions to northern aviation and communities throughout the North while others shared personal anecdotes. He was remembered in a service in Leduc on July 10.
An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Krueger flew C-130s for the RCAF. We regret the error.