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Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 14 April, 2020 @ 16:24:10
Man accidentally ejects himself from fighter jet during surprise flight
Sixty-four-year-old lands in field after grabbing ejection handle to steady himself, French air investigators find

A surprise outing in a fighter jet unnerved one defence company executive so much he accidentally ejected himself while flying at over 500km/h (320mph), an investigation into the debacle in France has found.

The 64-year-old civilian got the most unwelcome ride of his life after the force of the take-off made him “float” off his seat, causing him to stand up and involuntarily grab the ejection handle to steady himself.

Air accident investigators found a series of errors in the lead-up to the incident...