Co-pilot survives after being sucked halfway out of plane when windshield bursts

CHINA (KGO) -- A co-pilot survived a terrifying flight after being nearly sucked out of a plane when the cockpit's windshield shattered.

The Sichuan Airlines plane was on a domestic flight in China Monday morning when at 30,000 feet the windshield burst.

The pilot told state news agency, China News Service, that there was no sign of a problem before it shattered, just a huge noise.

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He says the co-pilot was sucked partially out of the cockpit and survived because he was wearing his seatbelt. He only had scratches and a sprained wrist.

The plane made an emergency landing.

Why the windshield suddenly shattered is unknown.

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