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Man accidentally ejects himself from fighter jet during surprise flight...

VileReynard
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Man accidentally ejects himself from fighter jet during surprise flight...

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PowerLee
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Re: Man accidentally ejects himself from fighter jet during surprise flight...

Bit confused why while in a civilian configuration the passengers eject handle was even armed?

Surely you would want the pilot to make that decision for you if the worse was to happen & you needed to evacuate the aircraft.
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Re: Man accidentally ejects himself from fighter jet during surprise flight...

@VileReynard  That report was in the DM  yesterday, or the day before.... so .... "old news"   !  Cry

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Re: Man accidentally ejects himself from fighter jet during surprise flight...

Reading that I was wondering if he was the "colleagues" boss and maybe the gift didn't exactly stem from them liking him.

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Re: Man accidentally ejects himself from fighter jet during surprise flight...


@PowerLee wrote:
Bit confused why while in a civilian configuration the passengers eject handle was even armed?

 

Who knows! But then consider this.. how does an F-16 manage to shoot itself with it's own bullets?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6903169/Dutch-F-16-fighter-jet-forced-make-emergency-landin...

I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
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Re: Man accidentally ejects himself from fighter jet during surprise flight...

Sounds like a case of premature ejection...

 

(Airplane II: The Sequel reference there for those who it flew over)

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@7up wrote:

Who knows! But then consider this.. how does an F-16 manage to shoot itself with it's own bullets?

 


The bullets slow down in the air so it's possible for the aircraft to overtake them.  It may then fly into them or be hit when turning across in front of them.  We were warned about this on the Hunter OCU in 1958!