Fighter Squadrons Branch

Warries and Stories

FA 18 Crash

Incredible photos from a Jul 10 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.   And the pilot lived happily ever after.