A CANADIAN Forces pilot has survived after ejecting from a fighter jet moments before it crashed during practice for an airshow.
The pilot was admitted to a hospital in Alberta. Captain Brian Bews was performing low-flying manoeuvres in the CF-18 fighter jet when he ejected and parachuted to the ground.
Witnesses said his plane appeared to stall while he was practising a run for the airshow at Lethbridge County Airport.
The fighter jet burst into flames on impact. Canadian newspapers reported Captain Bews, 36, was alert and speaking in hospital after the crash.