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050619_306.jpg - Date of accident: 24-AUG-2005 | Canadair CT-114 Tutor| 114120 | Pilot: Capt. Andrew Mackay | Thunder Bay, ONTA Canadian Forces Snowbird aerial demonstration jet crashed on its way to an airshow Wednesday in Thunder Bay, in northwestern Ontario.The plane exploded in a rural field, moments after the pilot -- 39-year-old Capt. Andrew Mackay of Orleans, Ont. -- ejected safely. Mackay was treated in hospital and released.Mackay, in his fourth year with the Snowbirds, has more than 4,800 hours of military flying experience.Local resident Dennis Trevisanutto Jr., who was standing on the deck of his home when he saw the crash, said he rescued the pilot after he saw the parachute descending. "I looked out and I could see him parachuting down into the woods. So I thought I'd take a ride over there and see if I could find him or pick him up... When I first saw him I asked if he was OK, and he said yes and said his engines failed."

Date of accident: 24-AUG-2005 | Canadair CT-114 Tutor| 114120 | Pilot: Capt. Andrew Mackay | Thunder Bay, ONT A Canadian Forces Snowbird aerial demonstration jet crashed on its way to an airshow Wednesday in Thunder Bay, in northwestern Ontario. The plane exploded in a rural field, moments after the pilot -- 39-year-old Capt. Andrew Mackay of Orleans, Ont. -- ejected safely. Mackay was treated in hospital and released.Mackay, in his fourth year with the Snowbirds, has more than 4,800 hours of military flying experience. Local resident Dennis Trevisanutto Jr., who was standing on the deck of his home when he saw the crash, said he rescued the pilot after he saw the parachute descending. "I looked out and I could see him parachuting down into the woods. So I thought I'd take a ride over there and see if I could find him or pick him up... When I first saw him I asked if he was OK, and he said yes and said his engines failed."
Image ID: 050619_306 | | Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II | | Date: 6/19/05 12:44 PM
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