The Pendleton Panther

Passenger Accidentally Ejects Himself

Posted on: November 2, 2009

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The Aircraft

Recently, an expected aircraft accident included a civilian accidentally ejected himself from the plane after grabbing the eject lever while trying to brace himself. The passenger was flying in a Plitaus PC-7 MK II. He was accompanied by one of his friends who was considered an air force pilot. The civilian was instantly fired through the plane’s perspex canopy, nearly 320 feet into the sky by the rocket-powered chair. Fortunately, the passenger floated down to the ground with an automatically parachute. Air force then ordered a helicopter to pick up the passenger who was currently on the ground in Cape Town, South Africa. His fall was recorded to have been nearly 80 miles. The pilot released this statement, “Much of the information has yet to be tested, but it is confirmed that a civilian passenger unintentionally ejected from a Silver Falcons Pilatus PC-7 Mk II Astra during a general flying sortie out of Langebaanweng Air Force Base.”  The passenger was very fortunate to come out of the situation unharmed.

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