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Pilot almost sucked out of plane's cockpit after windshield breaks at 32,000 feet
A pilot of Sichuan Airlines was almost sucked out of the plane's cockpit after the windshield of the plane broke open. The shocking accident happened when the Airbus A319 aircraft was cruising mid-air.

The pilot was saved because he was wearing a seat belt. In case he had not been wearing one, nothing could have prevented him from being sucked out and that too when the plane was mid-air. 

Flight 3U8633 was en route from Chongqing to Lhasa in Tibet when the accident happened and the plane started losing altitude drastically. The accident happened when the plane was cruising at an altitude of 32,000 feet. As the windshield broke the aircraft's altitude dropped down to 24,000 feet.   

The plane had to make an emergency landing after the accident. The plane was carrying 119 passengers, all of whom escaped unhurt. However, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China's (CAAC) Southwest Regional Administration, the co-pilot suffered scratches and a wrist sprain. Along with the pilot, a cabin crew member of the airline also suffered injuries though the injuries are of minor nature. 

The CAAC has also said that France's BEA accident investigation agency and Airbus are sending a team of experts to China to investigate the matter and find out what made the windshield break. What makes this incident even rarer is that the windshieldsmight developcracks in case of a bird hit or lightning strike but never does an entire windshield give way in such a manner.

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