posted on Jun, 9 2016 @ 11:20 AM
a reply to: Shamrock6
Flight control issues can develop any time they move. They run multiple checks prior to takeoff to try to catch any issues, but there's no guarantee
that they will.
As for possible causes, flight control problems, GLOC, spatial disorientation could all have been involved.
The only things that really affect the ejection envelope are speed and altitude. Most seats are 0/0 (you can safely eject at 0 feet and 0 knots), but
too fast and the wind blast will crush your chest. There was a pilot a few years ago that ejected in a dive, past mach one, and ended up with both
shoulders dislocated, a broken arm, and other significant injuries.
edit on 6/9/2016 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)