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UPDATE: According to media reports in the area, the Graham County Sheriff has confirmed the pilot has died.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Aliensun
He may have tried to get out and didn't make it. There's been A supersonic ejection that was survived in all the years of ejections. His back seater was killed, and he was beaten into a bloody mess. If he was vertical, heading for the ground, and tried to eject, the force of the air around the aircraft could have been strong enough to kill him.
If that crater is the main impact point, he was damn near supersonic, in a vertical dive at impact. That's a very iffy condition to be in when you're talking a survivable ejection.