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This happewned in 1990, first I've heard of it. Great story.


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bet he always wore his seat belt after that!

imagine having to make the decision to lose altitude so the Pilot can breath, but not too fast so hes not torn apart by air speed all the while trying to get a door off the Throttles and being whipped by 350 MPH winds in the Cockpit and keeping the Plane together.

 

i`d fly with that Pilot.

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Not taking anything away from this incident, BUT

 

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https://theaviationist.com/2014/08/06/ka-6d-partial-ejection/

 

As explained by Gallagher, when the pilot moved the stick forward: “ I felt the familiar sensation of negative “G”, and then something strange happened: my head touched the canopy. For a brief moment I thought that I had failed to tighten my lap belts, but I knew that wasn’t true. Before I could complete that thought, there was a loud bang, followed by wind, noise, disorientation and more wind, wind, wind. Confusion reigned in my mind as I was forced back against my seat, head against the headrest, arms out behind me, the wind roaring in my head, pounding against my body. “Did the canopy blow off? Did I eject? Did my windscreen implode?” All of these questions occurred to me amidst the pandemonium in my mind and over my body. These questions were quickly answered, and replaced by a thousand more, as I looked down and saw a sight that I will never forget: the top of the canopy, close enough to touch, and through the canopy I could see the top of my pilot’s helmet. It took a few moments for this image to sink into my suddenly overloaded brain. This was worse than I ever could have imagined – I was sitting on top of a flying A-6!”

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Edited by willie-pete
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