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Hey, what does this yellow handle doooooooo

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[A] novice flier instantly shot through the jet’s perspex canopy and was blasted 100 metres into the sky by the rocket-powered emergency chair [when he accidentally pulled the ejection seat handle]. Experts said the man was lucky to escape unharmed following the bizarre incident, which happened on Wednesday in South Africa.

It is thought he activated the ejector seat after lurching forward during an aerobatic manoeuvre and accidentally pulling on the black and yellow emergency handle between his legs.

via Telegraph.

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November 2, 2009 Posted by | accident messes, Airplanes, Dumb Stuff | | Comments Off on Hey, what does this yellow handle doooooooo