Saturday, July 24, 2010

Photos of the Day: CF-18 Crashes at Alberta International Air Show

The Alberta International Air Show was the scene of the crash of a CF-18. The pilot ejected and these dramatic  photos were snapped.

The CF-18  crashed yesterday in Lethbridge, Canada, near Alberta.

Canadian Air Force pilot Captain Brian Bews ejected safely from his CF-18 fighter jet just moments before it crashed during a practice flight on the eve of the annual event. 
Bews escaped serious injury in the crash, which occurred during the noon-hour while he was attempting a slow-speed pass over the airport. After ejecting, he narrowly missed being hit by the plane as it plunged to the ground and exploded in flames near the junction of two runways, according to witnesses.

CF-18 Crashes at Albeta Air Show

CF-18 Crashes

Follow the link above for photos of the aftermath of the CF-18 crash. View the extraordinary video at Chicago Ray's. I think you can see the pilot land just beyond the burning plane.

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