There are many stories of F-4 pilots jettosing the aft canopy deliberately to clear smoke in the cockpit, and continuing to land hundreds of miles
later with no problems other than increased noise levels. As well as many other accidental ejections that all landed just fine. Every one of them the
pilots said the noise and wind blast were bad but they had no serious issues with keeping the aircraft under control, or landing.
3/27/2019 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)
This story finally made MSM! They got the whole sequence wrong...
That video is what a Martin Baker Mk. 16F ejection seat in action is supposed to look like. [me]
The incident, according to Aerotime News, took place at Saint-Dizier air base in northern France. Saint-Dizier is a hub for Rafale-B fighters, the
twin seat version of France’s Rafale fighter jet. Twin seat fighters in many air forces are used to take civilians on “observation flights,”
including government officials, members of the media, and celebrities.
The unknown civilian, identified in the press as a 64 year old man, was riding in a twin-seat Dassault Rafale-B fighter jet. As the jet was taking off
the man’s ejection seat sequence was somehow triggered, sending him through the canopy. The pilot, whose hands were suffered minor cuts from the
broken canopy, managed to land the aircraft safely.
FoxtrotAlpha at jalopnik.com
MSM: gizmodo.com writer who basically re-posted FoxtrotAlpha's work.
If he had done a bit of editing, you start off with the crazy video of just how much thrust the ejection seat takes then you tell about the bloke
shooting through the canopy!
After reading the article, it is a wonder there was not either more injuries or a plane crash, or both! I mean, on take off?
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