That pilot could have saved himself. It looks, to me, that he "pancaked" it in. He hit hard but might have survived. If not for that quick huge fireball. Maybe I'm seeing it wrong, but that, at the very instant it hit ground, it looked like it was somewhat under control. May he rest in peace.
May he rest in peace.Yes and wonder why he didn't bail out?
The pilot survived but in critical condition. How he survived, God only knows.
Amazing! The best of luck to him.