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Photos capturing the crash from Lethbridge Herald photographer Ian Martens

The pilot of a CF-18 fighter jet ejects before it crashes during a practice flight for this weekend's Alberta International AirShow in Lethbridge, Alta., at the Lethbridge County Airport.

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The pilot of a CF-18 fighter jet ejects before it crashes during a practice flight for this weekend's Alberta International AirShow in Lethbridge, Alta., at the Lethbridge County Airport.

Ian Martens/Ian Martens/Lethbridge Herald/The Canadian Press

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A CF-18 fighter jet explodes as it crashes during a practice flight for this weekend's Alberta International AirShow in Lethbridge, Alta., at the Lethbridge County Airport. The pilot ejected before impact.

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A CF-18 fighter jet burns on the ground after it crashed during a practice flight for this weekend's Alberta International AirShow in Lethbridge, Alta., at the Lethbridge County Airport. The pilot ejected before impact.

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A CF-18 fighter jet burns on the ground after it crashed during a practice flight for this weekend's Alberta International AirShow in Lethbridge, Alta., at the Lethbridge County Airport. The pilot ejected before impact.

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CF-18 pilot Captain Brian Bews in a 2007 photo taken in Edmonton. He ejected before the crash and is recovering in hospital.

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