Russian fighter pilot films the moment he ejects himself from crashing plane

Russian fighter pilot
(Image credit: Rob Lee on Twitter)

A Russian fighter pilot caught the moment he ejected himself from a plane about to crash land using a head camera. The pilot was flying over at Ukraine at the time and it’s thought he may have come into contact with groundfire.

Just seconds before the Russian pilot's plane landed on the ground causing a huge explosion, the quick thinker ejected himself from the plane and in doing so saved his life. It’s become common practice for both Russian and Ukrainian pilots to fly extremely close to the ground so that go undetected by radar, therefore, reducing the chance of a missile attack. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.