Pilot half-sucked out of plane at 32000ft survives


And then on Monday, the co-pilot of a Chinese Sichuan Airlines flight was also nearly sucked out of his plane after a part of the cockpit windshield broke.

According to Reuters.com, Sichuan Airlines Flight 3U8633 was en route from Chongqing to Lhasa, Tibet, when the cockpit windshield blew out as the plane flew at a cruising altitude of 32,000 feet.

An emergency landing had to be made in southwest China earlier this week after a broken cockpit window almost resulted in a copilot being sucked out of an airplane.

After the captain heard a deafening sound, he looked over and noticed the right windshield was missing. However, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China's (CAAC) Southwest Regional Administration, the co-pilot suffered scratches and a wrist sprain.

"All of the objects in the cockpit just dropped to the floor suddenly, and the operating equipment began to malfunction", Liu said.

The next day, a window panel "fell off" an Air India flight, injuring three passengers after the plane hit severe turbulence.

Liu Chuanjian is being hailed a hero on Chinese social media after landing the Sichuan Airlines flight manually after his colleague was pulled back into the cabin.

Workers inspect a Sichuan Airlines aircraft that made an emergency landing after a windshield on the cockpit broke off, at an airport in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China May 14, 2018.

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But in mid-April, a female passenger died after being partially sucked out of a Southwest Airlines flight in the U.S. when one of the aircraft's engines exploded. "The noise was so loud that we could barely hear the radio".

"Then the oxygen masks dropped".

"The windshield cracked suddenly and gave a huge bang".

Still, the incident caused unrest among many onboard at the time. A quick-thinking flight attendant grabbed Lancaster's legs as he was flying out the window and held on. "The sudden decompression sucked part of my co-pilot's body out and left him hanging by his safety belts".

"The windshield has not recorded any failures, nor did it require any maintenance and replacement work" before the incident, Tang Weibin said.

An investigation into how the incident occurred has now been launched.

Mashable has reached out to Sichuan Airlines for comment.