Chengdu, China

The Week (US) - - News 9 -

Pi­lots’ midair scare: A Sichuan Air­lines plane head­ing to Ti­bet had to make an emer­gency land­ing this week af­ter its wind­shield shat­tered at 32,000 feet and a co-pi­lot was nearly sucked out of the cock­pit. “Sud­denly, the wind­shield just cracked and made a loud bang,” said pi­lot Liu Chuan­jian. “The next thing I knew, my co-pi­lot had been sucked half­way out of the win­dow.” The co-pi­lot, who was wear­ing a seat belt, was pulled back into the plane; he suf­fered scratches and a sprained wrist. A flight at­ten­dant and 29 of the 119 pas­sen­gers were also in­jured. The plane landed safely in Chengdu, and many Chinese so­cial me­dia users lauded the flight crew as heroes. “Give the pi­lot a raise!” said one. “Give the first of­fi­cer a paid va­ca­tion!”

High-al­ti­tude crack-up

Walk­ing free

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