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Funko
26-07-2010, 13:15:36
http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/07/23/4739027-pilot-ejects-an-instant-before-fighterjet-crashes

http://www.newsvine.com/_vine/images/users/900/james-cheng/4739046.jpg

More in the article.

Asher
26-07-2010, 13:49:27
The videos are spectacular also.

Asher
26-07-2010, 13:51:04
Notice in the first pic how his head isn't against the headrest.

The ejection seat gives 20g's of force, and his head wasn't in the proper position (he didn't really have time I guess). He's still in the hospital with some neck/back issues.

MOBIUS
26-07-2010, 14:35:33
Better the hospital than the body bag...:beer:

Funko
26-07-2010, 14:40:01
Yeah, they think he'll live, which is amazing in itself.

Greg W
26-07-2010, 14:57:24
Looking at how close he was to the explosion, I am surprised he survived that. All that shrapnel flying around... :eek:

MDA
26-07-2010, 15:23:00
bet he got a bit toasted

Vincent
26-07-2010, 20:50:47
bet he is dutch

zmama
27-07-2010, 00:07:42
Umm a dutch toastie. I could go for one of those!

Dyl Ulenspiegel
28-07-2010, 11:52:51
Lucky he ate enough beans.