Pilot sucked out of cockpit…

An aviation disaster was narrowly averted on this day in 1990 when a wrongly-installed panel of the windscreen on British Airways Flight 5390 fell out, causing the plane’s cockpit to decompress and its captain to be pulled halfway out of the aircraft at over 17,000 feet.  Below is an animated recreation of the flight…

Thanks, Gene

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  1. It is beyond amazing that Capt Lancaster survived, and I’m thankful he did, but I honestly would like to know how. Without enough oxygen, with a 350 mph wind buffeting his body, the air pressure flattening him against the plane …. how did he manage to pull through? That has to be one of the most astounding miracles ever!


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