Look At These Two Pilots Barely Escaping Death

Look At These Two Pilots Barely Escaping Death

This is completely terrifying. These guys were probably about one second from blowing up in a jet fuel fireball, but they managed to eject with only a hair standing between them and oblivion. Barely.

Photographer Erwin Fuguet Gedde captured the incredible moment at a Venezuelan air show, where the country’s air force was celebrating its 92nd birthday. Clearly something went extremely wrong with their Hongdu K-8 Karakorum — a Chinese jet that’s not exactly top of the line. The pilots survived the crash, but their heart rates are probably still descending. [The Aviationist]