Civilian Injured After Rafale Fighter Jet Ejector Seat Is Triggered During Takeoff

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Aerotime News: Civilian passenger gets unexpectedly ejected from Rafale B jet

A civilian passenger was accidentally ejected from a twin-seat Rafale B fighter jet as the aircraft was taking off.

The fighter jet was taking off from Saint-Dizier 113 air base for a training mission, on March 20, 2019. The pilot managed to land shortly after the incident. His hands were slightly injured by broken glass from the canopy.

The passenger, a man in his sixties, was hospitalized. His back was reportedly injured as he fell on the runway. He is now in a stable condition. "His health condition is not a cause for concern," said Colonel Cyrille Duvivier, spokesman for the French Air Force.

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Update #1: Danger zone: 64yo civilian injured after fighter jet ejector seat triggers during takeoff (RT)
Update #2: Civilian Passenger Gets Ejected From A French Two-Seat Rafale Jet (Zero Edge)

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