Sichuan Airlines under investigation after pilot sucked halfway out through shattered window

Sichuan Airlines under investigation after pilot sucked halfway out through shattered window

The captain of a Chinese airline made an emergency landing Monday when the plane's windshield cracked mid-flight and partially sucked a crew member out of the cabin.

The incident bears some similarities Southwest Airlines flight that made an emergency landing after the engine exploded and shattered a window - partially sucking out passenger Jennifer Riordan. When he looked up, he saw his co-pilots windshield was shattered and that the co-pilot himself was on the verge of being blasted out of the aircraft, only able to pull himself back in because he was wearing a seatbelt. "The next thing I know, my co-pilot had been sucked halfway out of the window", he was quoted as saying. "The plane was shaking so hard I could not read the gauges", Liu added. The pilot who was sucked out of the plane was treated for skin abrasions and a sprained wrist, Chinese media said, but none of the 119 passengers on board were hurt.

Liu Chuanjian has been hailed a hero on Weibo, a popular Chinese social media platform, after he successfully landed the Airbus A319 manually on Monday with his co-pilot.

Workers inspect a Sichuan Airlines aircraft that made an emergency landing after a windshield on the cockpit broke off, at an airport in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China May 14, 2018.

The airline will soon conduct an investigation, and the Sichuan Airlines incident happened almost one month after a woman died on a Southwest Airlines flight when her window broke. Most of the equipment malfunctioned. and I couldn't hear the radio.

But in mid-April, a female passenger died after being partially sucked out of a Southwest Airlines flight in the USA when one of the aircraft's engines exploded. More than 50 took a later flight, arriving in Lhasa by the afternoon. "We just tried our best to reassure the passengers and make everyone believe us that we could touch down safely", a flight attendant said. "The oxygen masks dropped ..."

"The cockpit window broke all of a sudden, followed by a loud noise", Liu recalled.

Airbus and France's BEA accident investigation agency are sending teams to China to investigate the incident.

An initial statement from Sichuan Airlines said the incident had been caused by a failure of the flight control unit.

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