Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Co-pilot half-sucked out of plane after windshield bursts at 32000 feet

Pilot 'sucked halfway out' after cockpit windshield shatters Pilot 'sucked halfway out' of plane after windshield broke at 32000 feet – how often does this happen?
Ellis Copeland | 15 May, 2018, 23:23

A policeman stands guard in front of a China Southern Airlines plane as the plane of USA first lady Michelle Obama departs from Chengdu airport, Sichuan province, March 26, 2014. None of the plane's 119 passengers were injured and the aircraft safely landed at Chengdu Shuangliu Airport in southern China.

Liu had just leveled his aircraft at a cruising altitude of 32,000 feet when a deafening sound tore through the cockpit.

The co-pilot was cut on the face and suffered an injury to the lower back. Pilot Liu Chuanjian diverted the flight and landed it in Chengdu.

"There was no warning sign", Captain Liu Chuanjian was quoted as saying by Reuters. "The noise was so loud that we could barely hear the radio". He suffered minor injuries, scratches and a sprained wrist.

Mobile phone footage emerged online shows flight attendants asking passengers to wear oxygen masks and putting on safety belts.

"As pilots we receive such training twice a year, but it was one thing to train on a simulator and another when you are affected by the sudden loss of pressure and oxygen when the temperature drops to minus 40 degrees".

Incidents involving cracked windshields happen on a regular basis due to occurrences such as bird or lightning strikes but ones involving entire windshields coming off are rare. All 128 people aboard the Airbus A319 of Sichuan Airlines survived the ordeal.

Sichuan Airlines 3U8633 was en route from Chongqing in south-west China to Lhasa in Tibet when the mishap struck.

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The aircraft was shaking ferociously and he could not read the metres.

The windshield may also break if it has not been heated correctly.

A total of 59 passengers were told to take another flight at 11:50am to fly to Lhasa Gonggar Airport while the remaining travellers sought alternative transport, such as high-speed train.

One other crew member was injured, but all passengers on the plane emerged unscathed, according to local reports.

In the cockpit, the broken windshield caused significant damage.

An initial statement from Sichuan Airlines stated that the incident had been caused by a failure of the flight control unit.

The pilot managed an emergency landing despite the window being gone.

Yesterday's Sichuan Airlines emergency landing comes after a string of similar windshield worries from around the world.

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