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Canadian flyboy Captain Brian Bews had a narrow escape last Friday when his CF-18 Hornet decided to give up the ghost during a practice run at an airshow at Lethbridge airport in Alberta.

Bews' injuries following his low-level ejection were described as "non-life threatening", although he's probably lost his no-claims bonus, as CNN's footage of the almighty prang shows. ®

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For our US readers, who've apparently fallen foul of CNN's regional copyright skullduggery, here's AP's take on the matter:

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