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Co-Pilot Sucked Partway Out of Plane After Cockpit Window Breaks Off

Several instruments in the cockpit ofSichuan Airlines flight 3U8633 were damaged after one of the cockpit’s window broke off in flight on Monday. Photo: Aviation Tale
Several instruments in the cockpit ofSichuan Airlines flight 3U8633 were damaged after one of the cockpit’s window broke off in flight on Monday. Photo: Aviation Tale

A Sichuan Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing on Monday after the cockpit’s windshield broke off at 32,000 feet, causing a co-pilot to be sucked partially out of the plane.

The co-pilot and another crew member, who suffered minor injuries, were the only people among the 119 passengers and nine crew members who got hurt in the incident, according to Sichuan Airlines’ account on the social media platform Sina Weibo. The plane landed safely.

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