PILOT ALMOST SUCKED OUT OF COCKPIT
The co-pilot of a Chinese Sichuan Airlines flight was also almost sucked out of his plane after a part of the windshield broke on Monday.
After taking off from Chongqing, passengers and crew sensed that something was wrong about half an hour into their flight to the Tibetan capital of Lhasa.
“We experienced a few seconds of free fall before it stabilized again,” one passenger told Chinese media.
At the front of the plane, the pilot was fighting for the life of his colleague — who at that point had been almost entirely sucked out of the plane and was only being held back by his seat belt.
Pilot Liu Chuanjian managed to pull his co-pilot back into the cockpit, according to his own account. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries.