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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.

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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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