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Non ejection survival story, A-6

Old 7th Dec 2015, 10:10
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Non ejection survival story, A-6

Informative and quite amazing story of partial ejection of an A-6 in 1971

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Old 7th Dec 2015, 11:59
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It might very well be... With a link!

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Here's a start

http://www.gallagherstory.com/ejection_seat/
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Old 7th Dec 2015, 12:29
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Scroll to bottom of the link. . .

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Publishing the text, photos, images, sound clips and video from this site to any web site available to the general public is not allowed without the permission of Mark Gallagher and only non-commercial purposes will be considered.
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Amazing that it happened to him twice!
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Originally Posted by sandozer View Post
Scroll to bottom of the link. . .

I have applied .

Publishing the text, photos, images, sound clips and video from this site to any web site available to the general public is not allowed without the permission of Mark Gallagher and only non-commercial purposes will be considered.
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The best way to share this site with others is to e-mail, post or link to the web address of this site: Irish Luck - Surviving Partial Ejection from A-6 Aircraft
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Amazing that it happened to him twice!
Twice? When was the other incident?

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1971 according to the OP and 1991 in the link. Same picture too

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The incident in which Lt. Gallagher was partially ejected, happened in July 1991. The second incident at the bottom of the linked page, where a pilot was ejected leaving his BN behind, happened in November 1971. The article isn't a reprint of the 1971 incident, they happened 20 years apart...

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1971 according to the OP and 1991 in the link.
The 1971 incident was different. In that incident, the pilot was inadvertently fully ejected from the aircraft. The BN, having no flight controls, had to eject also. Investigation after the 1971 incident indicated that there had been multiple prior similar incidents, some with fatalities.
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Ken, I'm pretty sure, SD was just being 'mischievous' with his reply...

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Taylor Scott was not so lucky :-(

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