Fiery Jet Crash Cuts Canadian Military Power in Half

July 26, 2010

Here’s an amazing video of a Canadian fighter jet exploding as it hits the ground in Lethbridge, Canada. Nobody was hurt in the crash, so it’s totally okay to watch this without feeling bad.

The accident occurred during a practice run for an upcoming air show in the Southern Alberta area. Canadian officials did not talk extensively about the technical failure, but rather focused on the pilot's pre-crash ejection and adamant pledge to protect the safety of the nation’s “other plane.”

(For those looking to dominate their next “David Breitman Trivia Game Night,” it's poignant to note that Lethbridge, Alberta is just 32 miles north of the small Canadian village I grew up in.)


Photo: Associated Press