In action films like James Bond, most people are familiar with the ejection of planes, but they play a critical role in the real world, especially with military aircraft. All is all right for one second and the pilot needs to decide the exact right moment to pull out of the plane for the next one. In this post, I will share with you five cases in which, in the last second, the pilots were ejected from the plane and lived to say the story.
1. In 2009, as the aircraft started to descend from overhead, a Royal Air Force aerial aircraft took off from Kandahar in Afghanistan. When the pilot tried to land the aircraft, the rate of descent was much too high. The aircraft was caught in fire, but in the last second, the pilot managed to extract himself from the plane and landed a few meters away from the crash.
2. At an air show in 1989, a pilot showed his high flying abilities as things took an abrupt turn. The plane was diving into the ground. Finally, just a few seconds before the plane hit the runway, the pilot managed to eject. With a minor injury, he survived the accident. It was determined after an inquiry that the right engine had failed due to a bird crashing into it.
3.On July 23, 2010, at the Alberta International airshow, Captain Brian was piloting an aircraft. On one of his practice runs, he was doing a low altitude, low speed pass when he somehow lost balance. As Brian tried to eject himself in the dying second, the plane continued to dive downwards.
4. A pilot brought a FA-18 aircraft which was expected to land aboard a dock. Sadly, the aircraft was the result of a broken arrestor cable that forced it to dive into the water. As the plane was about to descend into the water, the pilot managed to escape.
5. Back in 1993, two pilots turned up at an airshow. There was a sudden mini-crash between the two planes in the center of their show that sliced the cabin right off one of the planes. Both planes started to descend at maximum velocity to the ground. Before hitting the field, one of the planes also caught fire. Before they hit the field, both pilots managed to eject themselves from both aircraft. To say the tale, they both survive.
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