Chinese hail ‘hero’ pilot who landed with broken cockpit window

Chinese hail ‘hero’ pilot who landed with broken cockpit window

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The pilot who made an emergency landing in southwest China after a broken cockpit window sucked his co-pilot halfway out of the aircraft was hailed as a “hero” on Tuesday by astonished citizens. Liu Chuanjian braved the intense cold and blasting wind to slow the airliner from its original speed of about 800-900 kph (500-560 mph) to land in about 20 minutes. All 128 people aboard the Airbus A319 of Sichuan Airlines survived the ordeal.