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24 July 2010

CF-18 Crash Alberta International Airshow


Pilot ejects moments prior to crash, narrowly escaping certain death from the impact and fiery wreckage.

Canadian Forces pilot Capt. Brian Bews ejects as his CF-18 fighter jet plummets to the ground during a practice flight on Friday, July 23, 2010. He was preparing for the weekend airshow.

CF18 accident
Witnesses hear odd engine sounds



Jet about to crash
Pilot parachuting safe and clear of nosediving fighter jet



CF-18 Aircraft escape system works according to intended design


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Flaming crash in Lethbridge County, Alberta




All photo images by Ian Martens, Lethbridge Herald via Associate Press

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