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Cutting it close

IAN MARTENS/Lethbridge (Alberta) Herald
Capt. Brian Bews parachutes to safety Friday as his CF-18 fighter jet plummets to the ground during a practice flight at the Lethbridge County Airport for the weekend airshow in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Bews was treated at a hospital for a sore back and scraped arms and released Friday. “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.”

Cutting it close

IAN MARTENS/Lethbridge (Alberta) Herald
Capt. Brian Bews parachutes to safety Friday as his CF-18 fighter jet plummets to the ground during a practice flight at the Lethbridge County Airport for the weekend airshow in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Bews was treated at a hospital for a sore back and scraped arms and released Friday. “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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