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  1. Profile photo of Fancys_Asst
    Fancys_Asst Female 18-29
    1780 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 9:48 am
    Link: Jet Pilot, Seconds From Death - Great timing...
  2. Profile photo of DickenMcHunt
    DickenMcHunt Male 18-29
    1299 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 4:12 pm
    His boss is going to be PISSED...
  3. Profile photo of Beaverfever
    Beaverfever Male 18-29
    152 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 4:13 pm
    This was a Canadian CF-18 in Lethbridge the other day. Was training for the air show. Guess he needed a mulligan.
  4. Profile photo of Wtfidklol
    Wtfidklol Male 13-17
    193 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 4:13 pm
    THERE IS NO WAY THIS COULD POSSIBLY BE PHOTOSHOPPED.
  5. Profile photo of ukfra
    ukfra Male 18-29
    47 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 4:16 pm
    Ho Lee Crap!!!!!
  6. Profile photo of chunkymonkie
    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
    670 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 4:17 pm
    thats just a new landing technique
  7. Profile photo of SidOfOdin
    SidOfOdin Male 13-17
    7 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 4:18 pm
    It appears he lost his pants in the ejection.
  8. Profile photo of ak2nc1
    ak2nc1 Female 18-29
    867 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    If this isn`t a shop, I wonder if he got BBQ`ed.
  9. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    July 24, 2010 at 4:21 pm
    It was an F-18c, The pilot was Canadian.
  10. Profile photo of Zanderman
    Zanderman Male 18-29
    7 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 4:36 pm
    holy shiznaps!!
  11. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    July 24, 2010 at 4:37 pm
    There goes 30% of the Canadian defense budget.

    Just kidding, that sucks.

    Insanely good timing / focus on the part of the camera man.
  12. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 4:41 pm



    A few seconds later.
  13. Profile photo of unlk
    unlk Male 18-29
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    July 24, 2010 at 4:41 pm
    not shopped, read an article about it yesterday...he was practicing for some fighter pilots thingy in canada i think...the pictures from the explosion are pretty cool too
  14. Profile photo of bridog6996
    bridog6996 Male 18-29
    571 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 4:43 pm
    That guy still probably got pretty effed up. Parachutes need a certain amount of falling time to fully open up in the air, and even then you need some more falling time for the air drag to slow you down a significant amount. He doesn`t have nearly enough. From the looks of the picture, it was probably equivalent to falling off a 4 or 5 story building. He`d be lucky to not die from that. So I guess you could say he got very lucky twice in a row, assuming he`s not dead.
  15. Profile photo of projectwind
    projectwind Male 18-29
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    July 24, 2010 at 4:53 pm
    bridog6996 you are WRONG. Modern ejection seats are zero-zero. That means they work even with zero altitude and zero airspeed.
  16. Profile photo of ShadowMoses
    ShadowMoses Male 18-29
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    July 24, 2010 at 4:53 pm
    @SidOfOdin, that`s the ejection seat, silly.
  17. Profile photo of canadianguy7
    canadianguy7 Male 30-39
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    July 24, 2010 at 5:15 pm
    This is not shopped, it happened in My hometown of Lethbridge Friday, the pilot was attempting a low lying slow pass in a CF-18 Hornet when it veered right on him (he was to preform it at the International Airshow this weekend). THE PILOT IS OK, he is still in hospital, but is already "joking around" about it. The Dept. of National Defence is here investigating the incident.
  18. Profile photo of SunThunder
    SunThunder Male 18-29
    97 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 5:17 pm
    projectwind, your right. ejection seats will work when on the ground, so they would work here to.
  19. Profile photo of twifanny
    twifanny Female 30-39
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    July 24, 2010 at 5:29 pm
    More pictures here
  20. Profile photo of yarrrpirate
    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
    394 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 5:29 pm
    Yay video!
  21. Profile photo of jag1989
    jag1989 Male 18-29
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    July 24, 2010 at 5:31 pm
    oh the irony of the "Entering Vehicle Control Zone" sign in the background
  22. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
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    July 24, 2010 at 5:31 pm
    Are the ejection seats automatic? He looks a bit too close to the ground for much reaction time.
  23. Profile photo of Bioshocker
    Bioshocker Male 13-17
    593 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    Luckily he came away with his life, but something died that day... the magnificent CF-18 jet, you will be missed!
  24. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 6:18 pm
    @danthew, if they were, im sure less people would die from aircraft accidents

    that and fighter pilots have some of the best reaction times out there
  25. Profile photo of tro23
    tro23 Male 18-29
    29 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 6:18 pm
    that`s my plane!!!!!
  26. Profile photo of KellsBells
    KellsBells Female 30-39
    316 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 6:19 pm
    Is that the AirTran logo on the vertical stabilizer? Well, that explains the malfunction.
  27. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 6:30 pm
    The vid is better!
  28. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 6:30 pm
    Damn, Canada`s entire Air Force wiped out in one incident! Bad!
  29. Profile photo of GhettoNinja
    GhettoNinja Male 30-39
    886 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 6:57 pm
    I gotta ask...why the hell do they even have these death shows anymore?

    Every frickin year you see this happen...though most times people have died.
  30. Profile photo of bridog6996
    bridog6996 Male 18-29
    571 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 7:03 pm
    @projectwind and SunThunder

    I clearly said the PARACHUTE, not the ejection seat. Two separate things. The ejection seat shoots you out of the airplane, the parachute is the thing that hopefully stops you from falling to your death. If you can make a parachute work with zero altitude and air speed, drop everything right now and go work for NASA.
  31. Profile photo of ThatWasFunny
    ThatWasFunny Male 18-29
    701 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 7:05 pm
    Not quite their entire air force, they still have that one biplane!
  32. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    July 24, 2010 at 7:36 pm
    vv Yay yarrrpirate for the video!

    We can just put this CF-101 VooDoo back to work:


  33. Profile photo of Nburkie420
    Nburkie420 Male 18-29
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    July 24, 2010 at 7:48 pm
    You are all going to regret the canadian jokes when Canada takes over the world and rules mankind you know. :(
  34. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 8:07 pm
    It was an F-18c, The pilot was Canadian.
    You know how you can tell it was a Canadian pilot and not a US Air Force pilot? A USAF pilot woulda carpet-bombed a few friendlies on the way in...
  35. Profile photo of KellsBells
    KellsBells Female 30-39
    316 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 8:12 pm
    Thanks Yarrrpirate for the vid.

    Ironically, they were playing "Staying Alive" during his flight/crash. Hilarious!
  36. Profile photo of littlepete50
    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    July 24, 2010 at 8:14 pm
    holy poo!
  37. Profile photo of Colby123
    Colby123 Male 13-17
    20 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 8:19 pm
    and just like that 29 million dollars down the drain
  38. Profile photo of ruthless1990
    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    July 24, 2010 at 8:24 pm
    LOL @ Davymid XD
  39. Profile photo of TalcumX
    TalcumX Male 50-59
    561 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 8:33 pm
    Hey, at least a USAF pilot would have landed the plane. Chalk another one up for the canucks.
  40. Profile photo of MauserTM
    MauserTM Male 18-29
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    July 24, 2010 at 8:40 pm
    Great timing would have saved the plane
    And yes, the pilot got FIRED
    Get it? fired? its funny because its true!
  41. Profile photo of tvhargon
    tvhargon Male 18-29
    70 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 8:47 pm
    He`s not seconds from death, he`s clearly jettisoned the aircraft.
  42. Profile photo of xxamsey
    xxamsey Female 18-29
    858 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 8:52 pm
    He actually lived with only a few scratches.
  43. Profile photo of d30f2n
    d30f2n Male 18-29
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    July 24, 2010 at 9:01 pm
    @Colby123 Don`t forget about the runway repair :D
  44. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 9:08 pm
    Your tax dollars on fire.
  45. Profile photo of projectwind
    projectwind Male 18-29
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    July 24, 2010 at 9:21 pm
    bridog6996 don`t be stupid. The entire ejection system is designed to be zero-zero. YES you can use the ejection system sitting on the ground, and you will live. The seat pushes you far up enough for the parachute to open.
  46. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    July 24, 2010 at 9:26 pm
    o.o
  47. Profile photo of bob_wacked
    bob_wacked Male 13-17
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    July 24, 2010 at 9:52 pm
    @bridog6996 youtube
  48. Profile photo of henryhendrix
    henryhendrix Male 30-39
    722 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 10:01 pm
    You gotta love Canada`s air shows...
  49. Profile photo of SunnyNphilly
    SunnyNphilly Male 18-29
    645 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 10:47 pm
    Jarts is a hell of a sport
  50. Profile photo of Tisjokar
    Tisjokar Male 18-29
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    July 24, 2010 at 10:54 pm
    That is an amazing picture
  51. Profile photo of DarkFerret
    DarkFerret Male 18-29
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    July 24, 2010 at 11:06 pm
    lucky sob...
  52. Profile photo of Byrdman1525
    Byrdman1525 Male 13-17
    107 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 11:20 pm
    probably shopped.
  53. Profile photo of TonyNaef
    TonyNaef Male 18-29
    85 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 11:45 pm
    It`s real, google it, http://wwwimage.cbsnews.com/images/2010/07/24/image6709165.jpg
  54. Profile photo of NoPuppet
    NoPuppet Male 30-39
    3 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 11:49 pm
    Not shopped. This is from the Thursday before the airshow this weekend in Lethbridge, where I live. It`s a CF-18 Hornet. The stall out is tentatively being blamed on a bird being sucked into the intake.
  55. Profile photo of Nerd_Rage
    Nerd_Rage Male 18-29
    425 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 12:15 am
    man that sucks, if he did survive hes a paraplegic for life at least.
  56. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
    1930 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 12:37 am
    Linkage...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-10748900
  57. Profile photo of Lauryn
    Lauryn Female 18-29
    437 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 1:45 am
    Nerd_Rage
    Male, 18-29, Eastern US
    82 Posts Sunday, July 25, 2010 12:15:40 AM
    "man that sucks, if he did survive hes a paraplegic for life at least."

    Umm did u miss him in the top of the pic? he`s not in the plane... he hit the eject button
  58. Profile photo of travis35911
    travis35911 Male 13-17
    225 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 2:08 am
    @Nburkie420 I don`t even think Canada has an army...
  59. Profile photo of RoboPatton
    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 2:20 am
    $60mil gone in a flash.
  60. Profile photo of SoundlesHero
    SoundlesHero Male 18-29
    62 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 3:06 am
    "Umm did u miss him in the top of the pic? he`s not in the plane... he hit the eject button"

    Ya, he also hit it about 200 feet above the ground. Assuming his plane was traveling between 150 - 200 mph, he`ll carry all that momentum to the ground with him. So ya, sucks he waited so long to eject. Might as well have died in the crash. Death over vegetable anyday.
  61. Profile photo of Reignblazer
    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    July 25, 2010 at 3:09 am
    Not sure if a parachute helps any that close to the ground.
  62. Profile photo of Satisjaktion
    Satisjaktion Male 18-29
    26 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 4:20 am
    From what I heard he was taken to hospital, but recovered there.
    I could be wrong though, he might be in more serious trouble than that.
  63. Profile photo of SeeSpotRun
    SeeSpotRun Male 30-39
    34 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 5:52 am
    What a spectacular job done by this pilot. Granted, I do not have any information other than what is presented in this picture, but this pilot did a fantastic job by not harming anyone. Even if it was his (or her) own stupidity that led up to the crash, the pilot has a huge responsibility of putting the plane on the ground and not harming any observers. This particular pilot. apparently waited until he was confident that the plane was not going to kill anyone. Way to go, unidentified fly-boy!
  64. Profile photo of SeeSpotRun
    SeeSpotRun Male 30-39
    34 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 6:02 am
    And after further review, this was an intentional stall and most likely a mechanical failure prevented an effective recovery. Simply a bird being sucked into the engine wouldn`t cause that kind of problem, unless it was an ostrich...
  65. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    July 25, 2010 at 6:21 am
    Here`s video. But the pictures are better, IMHO.
  66. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
    605 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 6:55 am
    He was fine.
  67. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3431 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 7:25 am
    You fail me yet again Starscream...
  68. Profile photo of bowlinguy
    bowlinguy Male 13-17
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    July 25, 2010 at 8:09 am
    that happened in lethbridge alberta something like 3 days ago. unknown failure last i heard. really lucky that he could get the plane away from the people. and i dont think it was at an airshow. i heard that it was before the airshow, so it might ave been practice or something. still, damn lucky for him. takes a lot of skill and training but mostly luck to come out of something like that alive
  69. Profile photo of jimistik82
    jimistik82 Male 30-39
    75 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 8:32 am
    in my prof. opinion looks like the angle of his dangle wasn`t in line with the flik of his stick thereby causing a drop w/ a pop :)
  70. Profile photo of ifeelfine
    ifeelfine Female 18-29
    149 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 8:44 am
    O_O
    Amazing. Wonder what it`s like to be him for that moment
  71. Profile photo of Baelzar
    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 9:10 am
    If you zoom in, you can see

    Pee from his left pant leg, and

    POOP FROM HIS RIGHT
  72. Profile photo of chrunchy
    chrunchy Male 30-39
    77 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 9:25 am
    Interesting that this happens when the federal government is in the controversial process of buying new jets... just sayin`
  73. Profile photo of T-Marley
    T-Marley Male 70 & Over
    602 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 9:31 am


    "Almoost there...poo!poo!poo! Oh man, this debriefing is going to suck, eh?"
  74. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 9:43 am
    Gonna get some singed ass hair from that explosion.
  75. Profile photo of Queenohearts
    Queenohearts Female 30-39
    1 post
    July 25, 2010 at 10:00 am
    the pilot is fine an ejection that close to ground can save your life and save you from permamnent injury.

    the reason he most likely waited that long is because he knows what he as to do. when a pilot`s plane is crashing their first priority is not their lives but the lives of the innocents that are on the ground. you purposely steer the plane away from all civilians even if it means your own life.
  76. Profile photo of 420foy
    420foy Male 18-29
    671 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 10:11 am
    lol "Entering Vehicle Control Zone" LIKE HELL I AM!!!
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    Abacab2112 Male 18-29
    433 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 10:25 am
    chrunchy
    Male, 30-39, Canada
    1 Posts Sunday, July 25, 2010 9:25:03 AM
    Interesting that this happens when the federal government is in the controversial process of buying new jets... just sayin`
    -----------------
    Maybe they`re in a cartel with the media and the jet plane industry, and they`re training a ton of modern-day Evil Knievils to learn to eject just before crashing into various places so that the jet companies have a steady source of income and the media has a constant stream of news stories!
  78. Profile photo of quasihickory
    quasihickory Male 18-29
    17 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 10:32 am
    @Queenohearts, I like how you refer to them as "the innocents." You`re like the BP chairman and how he looks after the "little people."
  79. Profile photo of WeePee
    WeePee Male 18-29
    612 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 11:03 am
    how fast was that plane going that it explodes on contract? i mean the crash didn`t look that fast. i would hope planes would be engineered a bit stronger.
  80. Profile photo of gatorade777
    gatorade777 Male 18-29
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    July 25, 2010 at 11:37 am
    explodes on contract?
  81. Profile photo of Dreamstarr77
    Dreamstarr77 Female 30-39
    99 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 12:15 pm
    Yep it isn`t exploding till someone signs on that dotted line !
  82. Profile photo of Theyoyoguy
    Theyoyoguy Male 18-29
    462 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 2:02 pm
    There`s a video of this on CNN

    www.cnn.com/ video/#/ video/ world/ 2010/ 07/ 23/ vo.ca.jet.crash.globalnews?hpt=C2
  83. Profile photo of bowlinguy
    bowlinguy Male 13-17
    126 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 2:04 pm
    @WeePee
    planes are engineered to be safe while flying. not while plumetting to earth. becuase well lets face it, there is nothing you can do to an airplane that will make a crash like that any less fatal. except obviously the parachute. the reason it exploded is because of all the fuel onboard when it hit the ground, hot parts plus flammable fuel equals bang.
  84. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    July 25, 2010 at 2:47 pm
    @Theyoyoguy

    Lrn2link

    there`s a link button next to the comment field... god damnit you newfagg
  85. Profile photo of nofatchicks
    nofatchicks Male 18-29
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    July 25, 2010 at 2:50 pm
    FUUUUUUUUUUUU
  86. Profile photo of a9249
    a9249 Male 18-29
    39 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 4:00 pm
    odd this happens the same time harper announces 16 billion for new fighters...
  87. Profile photo of mvangild
    mvangild Male 30-39
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    July 25, 2010 at 7:46 pm
    There is a minimum distance that you should eject by before you start risking serious injury or death. It`s a matter of the chute deploying and decelerating you enough so that you can actually walk away. I`m thinking this guy is probably under that distance. If so, he`s one LUCKY guy.
  88. Profile photo of projectwind
    projectwind Male 18-29
    11 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 9:26 pm
    Oh my God,zero-zero. READ THIS PEOPLE. If one of you retards comments again thinking that there is a minimum altitude for modern fighters, then i think im gonna kill someone.
  89. Profile photo of insanmonster
    insanmonster Male 18-29
    291 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 9:48 pm
    He forgot to hit the after burners going into his turn.... aka He F`ed Up and lost his Government some 4 million dollars
  90. Profile photo of vodooshaman
    vodooshaman Male 70 & Over
    450 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 10:13 pm
    he should have went down with the plan as a tax that what i want when he wastes 15 million dollar plane
  91. Profile photo of mervviscious
    mervviscious Male 40-49
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    July 26, 2010 at 1:30 am
    The pilots are worth much more than the plane is, vodooshaman, They so highly trained and skilled it is amazing....
  92. Profile photo of Touchet
    Touchet Male 18-29
    8 posts
    July 26, 2010 at 7:18 am
    Not just because they are trained and skilled but because life is much more important than a piece of machinery.
  93. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    July 26, 2010 at 7:42 am
    I bet it didn`t even faze him.
  94. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    July 26, 2010 at 10:29 am
    I bet it didn`t even faze him.
    I, on the other hand, would lay down good money that he almost shat his flight suit.
  95. Profile photo of Jackdabomb
    Jackdabomb Male 13-17
    105 posts
    July 26, 2010 at 11:23 pm
    He should`ve spent that luck on playing the lottery.
  96. Profile photo of Linkenberger
    Linkenberger Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    July 27, 2010 at 8:35 pm
    I`m pretty sure this happened not far from where I live...

    I think this was actually the same pic I saw in the paper.
  97. Profile photo of S-Nap
    S-Nap Male 18-29
    68 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 7:59 am
    A jet that can take off backwards! Thats awesome!!

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