Sichuan Airlines Pilot Partially Sucked Out of Cockpit


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A Sichuan Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Chengdu Shuangliu Airport, after the First Officer of the Airbus A319 almost got sucked out the cockpit, after the cockpit windshield blew out at 32,000 feet.

Last month, we covered Horrible: Southwest Airlines Engine Failure Causes Passenger Deathwhere a passenger was partially sucked out of a window ultimately leading to her death.

Per CNN,

A Sichuan Airlines co-pilot was sucked halfway out of an aircraft’s cockpit when its windshield shattered during a flight, Chinese state media has reported.

Captain Liu Chuanjian and his crew were praised for making an emergency landing after the incident, which occurred Monday morning at 30,000 feet on an Airbus A319 flight from the southern city of Chongqing to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet.
“The situation was very critical. The windshield was blown off at a 10,000-meter-high altitude. The aircraft was in a state of low pressure and a temperature was minus 30 to minus 40 degree Celsius,” Jiang Wenxue, a Civil Aviation Administration (CAA) official, was quoted as saying by state news agency Xinhua.
The co-pilot almost got sucked out of the cockpit but kept calm, according to Chinese state television station CCTV.
Our thoughts and prayers are with those on-board the flight, luckily none of the 119 passengers on-board the flight were injured, with the first officer facing only minor scrapes and scratches from the incident.

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