Airbus co-pilot is sucked halfway out of cockpit window

Airbus co-pilot is sucked halfway out of cockpit window

An investigation has been launched into what exactly went wrong on the flight, which was journeying from Chongqing, China to the Tibetan capital, Lhasa. A Flybe flight in England made an emergency landing when the cockpit windshield broke after takeoff.

A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing after one of his crew members was nearly sucked out of a window that shattered mid-flight.

Another 27 passengers sought assistance after the plane made an emergency landing in the Chinese city of Chengdu.

The captain describes a deafening sound as piercing the cockpit, before a sudden loss of temperature and pressure. A flight attendant also suffered minor injuries during the incident. Without warning, the windshield blew out and the co-pilot, who luckily was wearing a seat belt, was "sucked halfway out" the plane.

A Chinese co-pilot is recovering in hospital after apparently being sucked out a cockpit window and had half of his body dangling out of the plane at 32,000ft high. "The next thing I know, my co-pilot had been sucked halfway out of the window", he told the media outlet. "I couldn't hear the radio".

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With plane vibrating in an uncontrollable manner, it was impossible for Liu to read the controls but with his experience and skills, he managed a safe landing.

The co-pilot suffered scratches and a sprained wrist, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China. None of the passengers, including the copilot, were severely harmed as a result of the incident.

"We thank all passengers on this flight for their understanding and tolerance ..."

On April 15th, an Air China flight was diverted after a man briefly took hostage a crew member he was threatening with a fountain pen.

According to the pilot, Liu Chuanjian, the plane was cruising at altitude when the unthinkable happened. None of the plane's 119 passengers were injured and the aircraft safely landed at Chengdu Shuangliu Airport in southern China. By Tuesday afternoon, more than 160 million people had viewed or participated in discussions about the pilot on the Twitter-like microblogging platform Weibo.