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3U: A319 Cockpit Window Bursts Inflight

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fiatstilojtd 14 May 18, 10:27Post
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Lucas (netAirspace ATC & Founding Member) 14 May 18, 15:24Post
Wow. It really came undone.

Zak (netAirspace FAA) 15 May 18, 09:29Post
It seems this one is a lot closer to BA5390 than I initially thought.

German media reports that the first officer had been partially sucked out of the aircraft, only being held back by his belt. He briefly passed out. Cabin crew assisted in the cockpit and contributed to the f/o surviving with only minor injuries.

With the f/o incapacitated, the pilot did quite a job. As they were flying above the Himalaya mountains, he had to be very careful during the emergency descent, to avoid terrain. Given the maelstrom that must have hit the cockpit by that time, this certainly wasn't any less of a challenge than what Alastair Atchison faced in 1990.

Kudos to the crew. Looks like they did an outstanding job.

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GQfluffy (Database Editor & Founding Member) 15 May 18, 14:12Post
There's been a rash of these as of late... {boggled}
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