Huh. I Wonder What…

this thing does

It probably is best not to fiddle with switches or controls when riding in the back seat of an air force plane.

A man who failed to obey that principle found himself hurtling out of the cockpit, smashing through the Perspex canopy and into space after grabbing the black- and yellow-striped handle between his legs. He had inadvertently pulled the eject lever and found himself blasted 100 metres into the sky on his rocket-powered seat.

I’m sensing a future winner of the Darwin Award in the making.

3 Responses to “Huh. I Wonder What…”

  1. mojo says:

    Probably didn’t do the aircraft a lot of good, either. I think he’s got a bill coming…

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    You’ve got to figure that, in addition to the canopy being ruined, that back part of the cockpit is destroyed by the rocket going off.

  3. Gunslinger says:

    He’ll certainly have a heck of a story to tell his grandchildren, assuming he doesn’t kill himself in the future pulling another wrong handle.

Image | WordPress Themes