Airline co-pilot 'sucked halfway' out cockpit window, reports say

Airline co-pilot 'sucked halfway' out cockpit window, reports say

None of the 119 passengers on the flight to Lhasa, the Tibetan capital, were injured.

Liu Chuanjian, who claimed to have flown the route more than 100 times, told Chengdu Business Daily that his co-pilot was luckily saved by a safety belt.

All passengers were uninjured, China's Civil Aviation Administration will investigate the incident and captain Liu Chuanjian has been hailed as a hero.

Within in 20 minutes at around 7.46am, the captain safely landed the plane at the airport. The pilot explained that the windshield cracked suddenly and that he noticed the co-pilot's body outside the window.

'I couldn't hear the radio and the cockpit's temperature dropped to minus 40 degree Celsius, ' he said.

The co-pilot of a Chinese airline plane was partially sucked out the cockpit windshield after it blew out at 32,000 feet. He says he felt the cold air and saw how the cockpit door opened.

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Reports from the Chengdu Daily and elsewhere tell us that the disintegrating window injured the co-pilot and a member of cabin crew, de-pressurised the plane and led to the captain quickly descending.

The co-pilot was pulled back as he was wearing a seatbelt.

According to Sichuan Airlines, the co-pilot sustained scratches on the face and minor injuries on the waist; one female passenger also had minor injuries on the waist. The cause of the break in the right windshield of the cockpit is yet to be ascertained as investigations are underway. The pilots had a hard time after the window fell out, with one of them telling the Red Star News that the window fell around 150 km (93 miles) from the city of Chengdu. "We didn't know what was going on and we panicked", an unnamed passenger was quoted as saying.

Footage was published showing the broken window and equipment in the cockpit, as well as oxygen masks dangling from the ceiling of the cabin.

'I'm still nervous. I don't dare to take an airplane anymore.

Sichuan Airlines said on its official Weibo account that the flight had experienced a "mechanical failure" without providing further details.

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