Bud Day no chute ejection

Discussion in 'Modern' started by fastmongrel, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. fastmongrel

    fastmongrel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2009
    Messages:
    2,342
    Likes Received:
    408
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Motor Mechanic
    Location:
    Lancashire
    I came across the war hero Bud Day on wiki and one line caught my attention "in 1957 while stationed at RAF Wethersfield in the United Kingdom through June 1959. It was during this time that he had to bail out of a jet fighter without a parachute, becoming the first person ever to live through such a feat"

    WHAAAT :shock::shock:

    cant find any more info on how this happened was Bud Day the luckiest man alive that day or were there reasons why he survived. Googled but can only find a link back to the wiki article anyone got the info.
     
  2. razor1uk

    razor1uk Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2008
    Messages:
    1,436
    Likes Received:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    Tamago no Chie
    Location:
    Tamago no Chie, (B'ham, UK)
    Boy, that's nuts, ejection released chutes failed then...
    There was a Russian stewardess who survived falling from above 10,000ft from an airliner decompression/breakup twice without a parachute each time - she gave up working in planes after the 2nd time...
     
  3. Alex .

    Alex . Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2013
    Messages:
    272
    Likes Received:
    33
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Occupation:
    University Student
    Location:
    West Midlands, UK / Gwynedd, Land of Dragons
  4. GrauGeist

    GrauGeist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,211
    Likes Received:
    2,046
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Public Safety Automotive Technician
    Location:
    Redding, California
    Home Page:
    There have been a number of people who have fallen from great heights and survived.

    One such case was Alan Magee, Sgt. U.S.A.A.F. 360BS/303BG, a B-17 ball turret gunner. On a mission over St. Naziare, France, his B-17 (Snap! Crackle! Pop!) was hit by flak and he managed to get free of the ball and bailed out. In the confusion, he had forgotten his chute but soon passed out from the altitude (approx. 22,000 feet).

    He fell through the glass roof the Nazaire train station and was captured. His injuries included 28 schrapnel wounds, broken leg and ankle, a partially severed right arm along and injuries to his nose, eye, kidneys and nose. The German doctors patched him back together and he remained a POW for the duration. He lived to the age of 84.
     
Loading...

Share This Page