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Old 02 November 2009, 14:23   #1
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Oh Sh*t !!

clicky .............
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bet that was a shock!!
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heard about another pasenger in a jet, think ex raf provost in private ownership ,when the aircraft did a loop the passengers ejector seat wasent fastened down and it slid down the rail and out through the canopy cant remember if he lived or not ,,,,,a few lifeboat and ambulance crews ect are now getting safety advise if they go to an aircrash and the planes fitted with ejector seats so they dont start pulling or moving the wrong levers .though i would have thought that the pilots would have ejected in the first instance .
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a few lifeboat and ambulance crews ect are now getting safety advise if they go to an aircrash and the planes fitted with ejector seats so they dont start pulling or moving the wrong levers .though i would have thought that the pilots would have ejected in the first instance .
We had a very unfortunate dual fatality here recently involving a Air Corps Pilatus Trainer and a Hill. The UXB team were deployed before the victims were removed from the crash site, similar concerns about the ejection charges
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An old friend of mine used to do system tests at BAE in Warton. He mainly worked on tornado's and the then new Eurofighter. He once told me he was sick of failing ejector seats. Ok it was more the fact he had to get a bus to the parts department than a saftey one but it's still bloody worrying.
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.though i would have thought that the pilots would have ejected in the first instance .
Not necessarily. Depends on the situation.

I can remember 2 instances from Southern California with fighters running into problems; in both cases (probably 15 years apart) the pilots flew the aircraft to the ground rather than eject in order to avoid the plane crashing into populated areas.

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I'm sure there was a case recently where a 2 seat russian 'thing' had engine problems on takeoff - 1 guy ejected & died , another stayed with it & walked away without a scratch with the a/c rolling off the end of the runway.
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Talking of ejector seats the World leader is Martin Baker - a British company - their seats are used in many countries aircraft - even the USA and Russia.

Their ejector seats have saved more lives than any other.

http://www.martin-baker.co.uk/home.aspx

They even have their own club and tie for people who have ejected safely - 7291 lives saved so far.
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