The pilot ejected from the plane moments before he was due to perform at the Atlanta Air Show.
Photo: Canadian Forces Snowbirds
Photo: Canadian Forces Snowbirds

Atlanta Air Show pilot who ejected from plane released from hospital

A pilot who ejected from his plane moments before he was due to perform at the Atlanta Air Show has been released from a hospital, his squadron said. 

Capt. Kevin Domon-Grenier was discharged late Sunday evening, a few hours after the plane crashed, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds tweeted. 

“We’re so happy to have Kevin back with the team,” the squadron said. 


Domon-Grenier was piloting a CT-144 Tutor and was scheduled to perform at the airshow, which began Saturday and was scheduled to continue Sunday afternoon at Tara Field near Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton. 

His plane crashed in a field in southern Fayette County prior to the show’s opening. 

Domon-Grenier made it safely to the ground. According to Fayette County authorities, he was taken by helicopter to a hospital.

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No one on the ground was injured, and there was no reported damage to any homes or other structures. 

“The crash is being investigated by the appropriate authorities,” Fayette County fire officials said on Facebook.

The incident caused the final day of the Atlanta Air Show to be canceled.

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