Did you guys see the vid of the airforce pilot that ejected at an airshow last week. He got clear about 2 seconds before the jet hit the ground. He was so close to the fireball from the plane that he sustained burns. Insane.
Incidently.... I've never seen a plane with a parachute. I'd feel much better the next time I boarded a Southwest flight if I knew the plan had a giant parachute. Ha, ha, ha.