Investigation underway after pilot due to perform at air show ejects from plane

The final day of the Atlanta Air Show was canceled after a pilot ejected from a plane Sunday afternoon.

The airshow began Saturday and was scheduled to continue Sunday afternoon at Tara Field near the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton.

Capt. Kevin Domon-Grenier, a pilot with the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, ejected from his aircraft shortly before the squadron was due to perform, the Snowbirds announced Sunday on Twitter. His CT-144 Tutor plane crashed in a field in southern Fayette County prior to the show’s opening.

The pilot made it safely to the ground and is OK, the Snowbirds said. According to Fayette County authorities, he was taken by helicopter to a hospital for evaluation.

Nobody 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.

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