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Snowbirds pilot forced to eject prior to Atlanta airshow

Capt. Domon-Grenier uninjured, plane crashes in unpopulated area
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds were able to avoid a potentially horrific disaster when Capt. Kevin Domon-Grenier was forced to eject from his Snowbird 5 aircraft prior to an airshow on Sunday morning.

Domon-Grenier was reportedly uninjured and was rescued shortly after; the aircraft went down in an unpopulated area.

The Snowbirds were preparing to perform in the Atlanta Air Show when a serious issue with his CT-114 Tutor jet fighter forced Domon-Grenier to eject. Photos from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and on social media showed a towering column of black smoke emitting from what appeared to be a heavily forested area near the airfield.

The accident is the first major incident for the Snowbirds since Capt. Bryan Mitchell and Sgt. Charles Senecal were killed in a crash on Oct. 9, 2008.

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