Pushed the button at exactly the right instant. The accident could not be anticipated, thus a quick reaction was crucial. In spite of these difficulties, the picture is acceptably sharp, and the picture composition is good.
And, best of all, the pilots survived; so it's a picture that actually depicts a very lucky moment, although it doesn't look like that.
February 06, 2002
One second after crashing into its fellow MiG-29 during their demo. Both pilots ejected safely. At this moment the pilot is still in the aircraft!!! A very spectacular sight I can tell you. Unit: Flight Research Institute.