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Pilot crashes jet during air show practice

July 24, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Canadian fighter pilot is recovering in the hospital after his jet crashed during a practice run at an air show in southern Alberta.Eyewitnesses said they saw the jet going back and forth doing maneuvers on Friday then plummeting to the ground in a big, orange ball of fire and smoke.

The pilot narrowly missed being hit by the plane when he ejected himself.

No one on the ground was hurt, and the air show continued as scheduled.