Video: Canada Air Show Jet Crash

LETHBRIDGE, Alberta – A Canadian air force jet crashed and exploded in a ball of flames during a training run for a weekend international air show in Alberta, but the pilot was able to eject from the plummeting plane before it hit the runway.

The pilot, Capt. Brian Bews, who sustained a sore back and scraped-up arms, was treated at a hospital and released Friday.

Bews was practicing Friday in a CF-18 Hornet jet over Lethbridge County Airport for an international air show. The CF-18 he was flying is a model specifically used for air shows.

“All of a sudden you could hear `pop, pop, pop,’ ” witness Roland Booth told CTV News. “I saw sparks come out of the one engine. The plane started banking over to the side. That’s when the pilot bailed out with his parachute.”

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4 Responses

  1. I got my first pair of glasses in Lethbridge, ate Chinese food there for the first time…and my dad got his degree – when he was 40 – from the University of Lethbridge.

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