Saturday, July 24, 2010

Airshow CF-18 Jet Fighter Crashes

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.

Airshow CF-18 Jet Fighter Crashes

Witnesses said his plane appeared to stall while he was practising a run for the airshow at Lethbridge County Airport.

Airshow CF-18 Jet Fighter Crashes

The fighter jet burst into flames on impact. Canadian newspapers reported Captain Bews, 36, was alert and speaking in hospital after the crash.

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