Sichuan Airlines co-pilot 'sucked halfway' out of cockpit, captain says

Sichuan Airlines co-pilot 'sucked halfway' out of cockpit, captain saysBy Brenda Goh SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The co-pilot of a Sichuan Airlines flight that was forced to make an emergency landing on Monday was “sucked halfway” out of the plane after a cockpit windshield blew out, media reported, citing the aircraft’s captain. Liu Chuanjian, hailed a hero on social media after having to land the Airbus A319 manually, told the Chengdu Economic Daily his aircraft had just reached a cruising altitude of 32,000 feet when a deafening sound tore through the cockpit. The cockpit experienced a sudden loss of pressure and drop in temperature and when he looked over, the cockpit’s right windshield was gone.



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