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Snowbirds pilot uninjured after ejecting from plane at Atlanta airshow

Spectators cheer as the Canadian Forces Snowbirds fly past Blockhouse Island.
Spectators cheer as the Canadian Forces Snowbirds fly past Blockhouse Island.

A pilot from the Canadian Snowbirds is unhurt after having to eject from his aircraft Sunday before a performance at an airshow in Atlanta, Ga.

According to the Canadian Snowbirds Twitter account, Capt. Kevin Domon-Grenier, who piloted Snowbird 5, landed on the ground safely. Domon-Grenier’s plane crashed in an unpopulated area and no one was hurt as a result of the crash, the Snowbirds stated.

Video posted on social media showed a grey smoke in the air at the crash site.

“It is too early to speculate on the cause of the incident. We are thankful Kevin and the public are unhurt,” the Snowbirds stated in a tweet.

The crash occurred around 1:30 p.m. EDT on Sunday, according to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The plane – a CT-114 Tutor – crashed in a pasture near Brooks, a town in Fayette County, Ga.

In a statement on Facebook, the Atlanta Air Show stated as a result of the Snowbirds crash, the remainder of Sunday’s show was cancelled.

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