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    The pilots of a Sichuan Airlines flight on how they saved 128 people
    The pilots of a Sichuan Airlines flight on how they saved 128 people
    CHINA

    The pilots of a Sichuan Airlines flight on how they saved 128 people

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    The pilot and co-pilot of Sichuan Airlines flight 3U8633 recall the moments in the cockpit after the front window blew out in mid-air, 32,000 feet up.

    Co-pilot Liang Peng was sucked halfway out the window, while Captain Liu Chuanjian took control of the plane and managed to land it safely, even though temperatures inside the cockpit dipped to well below freezing.

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    Angela is a contributor to Inkstone. She is a production assistant for the South China Morning Post.
    Grace Tsoi
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    Grace is a senior multimedia producer at Inkstone. She was previously a senior producer for BBC Chinese.
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