Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/07/26/hornet_prang/

Canadian flyboy prangs CF-18 Hornet

Dramatic last-second ejection caught on camera

By Lester Haines

Posted in Science, 26th July 2010 15:09 GMT

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. ®

Bootnote

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