Boy do I love scrolling through Quora. It’s the only form of mindless-social media that I find extremely enriching. The other day I came across a story that sounded so crazy that I had to stop what I was doing to verify the facts, and I was still in disbelief!
Call me oblivious for first hearing about this 26 years after it happened (hey, I was 3 at the time), but on June 10, 1990, British Airways Flight 5390 made history for the books. In the freak accident, the pilot was entirely sucked out of the cockpit window while the plane was at 17,000 feet!
Without oxygen for more than 22 minutes and getting severely battered by 600 mph winds, it’s a miracle that he survived with merely frostbite and minor injuries. I’m equally as surprised that he returned back at work just 5 months later! You can read the full details of the story here.
Does anyone remember this happening? Any other incredible aviation-stories worth sharing?