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Galax Steeler
11-03-2009, 04:12 AM
A passenger enjoying a civilian joyride accidentally cut the trip short when he ejected himself from the plane after grabbing the eject lever while trying to brace himself.

The passenger, who was flying in a Pilatus PC-7 Mk II with an air force pilot friend, The Daily Mail reported.

He was instantly blasted 320-feet into the sky by the rocket-powered chair, before floating to the ground with an automatic parachute, the paper reported.

Air Force officers quickly deployed a helicopter to retrieve the passenger after his fall 80 miles south of Cape Town, South Africa.

The pilot of the craft, Captain Gerhard Lourens, is a long-time member of the Silver Falcons air force air display team, according to The Daily Mail.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,571147,00.html?test=latestnews


Talk about a wake up call :jawdrop:

Preacher
11-03-2009, 04:15 AM
No, I said the OTHER button!

X-Terminator
11-03-2009, 06:41 AM
Just be glad he didn't press this button:

http://www.iphonefaq.org/images/archives/selfdestruct.jpg

SCSTILLER
11-03-2009, 06:47 AM
Famous last words "What's this do?"

klick81
11-03-2009, 09:49 AM
So what does that do to the Jet? Does the pilot have to eject too?

fansince'76
11-03-2009, 10:11 AM
Our tax dollars hard at work.

Nadroj 20
11-03-2009, 10:30 AM
LOL, that guy had to be in a daze when he landed, he probably didnt have time to register what in the world was going on. That had to be a crazy feeling.

Borski
11-03-2009, 11:12 AM
Our tax dollars hard at work.

This was actually South Africa's Air force

fansince'76
11-03-2009, 11:17 AM
This was actually South Africa's Air force

It would probably help if I read more than the first couple lines. :doh: :chuckle:

AllD
11-03-2009, 12:40 PM
After reading the article I instantly flashed back to holding watch with a .50cal hovering over the Mekong Delta on search & rescue. He is lucky he didn't break his back or kill the pilot.

Borski
11-03-2009, 02:12 PM
It would probably help if I read more than the first couple lines. :doh: :chuckle:

Thats ok, the article didn't really do its research either. The Pilatus PC-7 Mk II is a Turbo-Prop not a Jet

http://www.flug-revue.rotor.com/FRTypen/FRfotmil/PC-7IIF.JPG

MasterOfPuppets
11-03-2009, 02:19 PM
i bet he had a load in his drawls when they picked him up....:chuckle:

HometownGal
11-03-2009, 04:19 PM
Dude must have been farking around with his laptop and hit the wrong button. . .

http://i5.scribdassets.com/profiles/images/brukjqi20pvcw-large.jpg

Preacher
11-03-2009, 04:29 PM
Thats ok, the article didn't really do its research either. The Pilatus PC-7 Mk II is a Turbo-Prop not a Jet

http://www.flug-revue.rotor.com/FRTypen/FRfotmil/PC-7IIF.JPG

Silly Borski... Journalists change the world, they don't do research!

:wink02:

beSteelmyheart
11-03-2009, 05:03 PM
"Thats ok, the article didn't really do its research either. The Pilatus PC-7 Mk II is a Turbo-Prop not a Jet"
Maybe he moonlights for ESPN...:chuckle:

Shea
11-03-2009, 10:55 PM
i bet he had a load in his drawls when they picked him up....:chuckle:
:sofunny:

I can somewhat relate to this guy. Sounds like something I would manage to do. :shake01:

MasterOfPuppets
11-03-2009, 11:53 PM
:sofunny:

I can somewhat relate to this guy. Sounds like something I would manage to do. :shake01: you still shit your pants huh ? :doh:

Shea
11-04-2009, 12:13 AM
you still shit your pants huh ? :doh:

:sofunny:

Nope, I'm a girl, we don't poop.....ever!

Was referring to hitting the lever to eject on accident. I just can see myself doing that. It's been a life of oops for me so far!

SteelersinCA
11-04-2009, 01:03 AM
:sofunny:

It's been a life of oops for me so far!

This opens way too many doors, I'll let someone else walk through. :chuckle:

Shea
11-05-2009, 12:10 AM
This opens way too many doors, I'll let someone else walk through. :chuckle:

I'm willing to hold that door open for you. Come and walk on through .... show me what ya got! :chuckle: :duel:

steelwalls
11-05-2009, 12:14 AM
Our tax dollars hard at work.

Could not agree more....what the hell was he doing up there anyway???

SCSTILLER
11-05-2009, 06:08 AM
Could not agree more....what the hell was he doing up there anyway???

Actually not our tax dollars, it was the tax dollars of the South African Government. As for what he was doing up there, our military gives incentive rides all the time. I have a buddy who has been up in an F-16 twice (lucky bastard), and the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds are always taking up reporters, local dignitaries, VIP's, etc. This is not a new practice of taking someone for a "joyride."