French civilian accidentally ejected in-flight from fighter jet


A 64-year-old civilian who was invited as a back-seat passenger on a flight in a French air force Rafale fighter jet became so unsteadied by the g-force as his straps unloosened that he accidentally grabbed the ejector handle, rocketing him out of the aircraft when he parachuted – safely – to ground in north-east France, a probe into the incident has found.  

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A 64-year-old civilian panicked and accidentally launched himself out of a fighter jet while it was travelling at more than 500 kilometres per hour last year, according to an incident report compiled by French aviation officials, reports Global News.