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Narrative:The pilot was comin in for landing and made a left turn with 8,8 G to 160 degrees. Went to a upgoing roll to the right with reducing G forces. When G forces was reduced to 5.5 G, the canopy was blown of the aircraft and the ejection seat initaited. The pilot was ejected from the aircraft without iniating it.
|Type:||SAAB JAS 39C Gripen|
|Operator:||Flygvapnet, Swedish Air Force|
|C/n / msn:|| 39.259|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Vidsel air base -
|Phase:|| Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)|
|Departure airport:||Vidsel ESPE|
|Destination airport:||Vidsel ESPE|
The ejection handle was altered by Martin-Baker for the 39 c/d model. The inflation of the G-suit made the handle release and initiate ejection on its own.
Crash investigation report http://www.havkom.se/virtupload/reports/rm2008_01.pdf
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