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pilot ejects moments before jet fireball

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posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 01:31 AM
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Canadian jet pilot's incredible near-death escape has been captured in a series of dramatic photographs.

Captain Brian Bews is lucky to be alive after ejecting from the aircraft just moments before it crashed to the ground and burst into a ball of flames, CBC News reports.

Practising for the 2010 Alberta International Airshow, the pilot from the Royal Canadian Airforce was reportedly attempting a low-flying manoeuvre in the CF-18 jet when it stalled and started to nose-dive.

Captain Bews, who can be seen sailing metres above the stricken aircraft in a virtually opened chute, has been
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posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 01:31 AM
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Nice photos taken as the F-18 plummets to earth,and the pilot looks as if he bailed just in time
Practising for an airshow attempting low flying manoeuvre
hopefully someone caught it on video

Hope the pilot is ok

I think he is in hospital with undetermined injuries
Not much time for his chute to fully open
so probably landed pretty hard

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posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 02:13 AM
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"He is alive and we believe right now that his injuries are non-life-threatening," Canadian Forces Capt. Nicole Meszaros told CBC News.



CF-18 High Alpha Pass video



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posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 02:22 AM
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Man, He sure did his drills correctly. Thank God for great training and calm reactions...plus luck. Hope he is ok. Waiting to hear the word.



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 02:39 AM
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Originally posted by gardCanada
Man, He sure did his drills correctly. Thank God for great training and calm reactions...plus luck. Hope he is ok. Waiting to hear the word.



Yeah, watching the video, the pilot was literally milliseconds from instant death. Amazing footage.



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