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Harrier Drops Out Of Sky At Airshow  
User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2929 times:

One very quick-thinking pilot thankful for the ejector seat...

Footage from the Lowestoft Sea Front Air Show:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/video/38174000/rm/_38174092_harrier17_pictures_vi.ram

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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13252 posts, RR: 77
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2862 times:

Good that the pilot ejected OK, and waved to the crowd as he descended into the water!

User currently offlineHamfist From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 614 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2854 times:

Whoa, that was one you don't see every day.

BTW-- I sincerely doubt the pilot was waving to the crowd. Any pilot who just experienced the forces of an aircraft ejection and who also has only about 5 seconds to prepare himself to hit the water couldn't possibly be thinking about the crowd!


User currently offlineSchreiner From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2819 times:

What happend... Engine stall or so?
Ejection brings a black out, the pilot will be out of conciousness for a few seconds. Waving is out of the question im my point of view...




Soaring the internet...
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13252 posts, RR: 77
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2822 times:

TV news said he did, I couldn't really make it out, involutary movement?
However, it appeared he was fully conscious throughout, and only suffered minor injuries.
Another member of the club of people saved by Martin Baker, (they are a few miles down the road from me), he'll get the obligatory tie, and can attend regular functions.
Engine failure caused it perhaps?
The aircraft will be raised for investigation.


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