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    Inside the plane that made a ‘miracle’ landing
    Inside the plane that made a ‘miracle’ landing
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    Inside the plane that made a ‘miracle’ landing

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    Xiaoyu Wang
    Xiaoyu Wang
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    The Chinese authorities are investigating what caused the windshield of a Sichuan Airlines flight to crack and blow out – at an altitude of 32,000 feet.

    The plane’s co-pilot was nearly sucked out the window and was saved only by his seatbelt.

    But amazingly, Captain Liu Chuanjian was able to get the aircraft under control and manually guided the plane to a safe emergency landing.

    His colleagues attributed the successful landing to his many years of experience as an air force pilot and instructor.  

    This is what happened on that day.

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    XIAOYU WANG
    XIAOYU WANG
    Xiaoyu is a contributor to Inkstone. She is a social video producer for the South China Morning Post.

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