Hamfist From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 614 posts, RR: 4 Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2172 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!
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 12701 posts, RR: 80 Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2140 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.