- Published: Tuesday, 02 October 2012 14:11
02 October 2012
[This came to my inbox as is; none of these images or text is mine.]
Incredible photos from last Friday's accident in Canada ( Lethbridge ). Check out the sequence of the canopy leaving the scene, the pilot in his rocket-powered seat coming out, the parachute opening sequence, and the separated seat falling away. Modern technology at its best. All of this happened in about two seconds from canopy off to the fireball.
The left engine has the nozzle fully open, showing that #1 engine was developing no power.
Check out the now-unoccupied ejection seat following the aircraft to glory.
There goes the seat above the fireball.
The pilot will be downing his first of several shots within the hour, soon as his hands stop shaking.