1988 El Toro Hornet demonstration gone wrong. Aircraft underwent 73Gs at impact. Pilot's shoulder harness snapped, snapping him forward into the
control column. One vertebra exploded, multiple broken bones, most of his face shattered, and his left eye was popped out of the socket. He survived,
got his private pilot license, and went on to found Tactical Military Air Training Systems.
a reply to: Zaphod58
Jesus Christ someone was watching over him that day. So lucky all it needed was a wing tip or something to dig into the ground to flip the aircraft.
I'm presuming due to his injuries he wouldn't of been able to eject or if he did it may of killed him. And how did he manage to do a private pilot
license after that crash his aircraft would of been over weight with those balls of steel he has. Credit to the guy though if that was me my backside
would of stayed firmly grounded
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