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To: jwsea55
Flight Sergeant Nicholas Stephen Alkemade (1923–1987) was a tail gunner for a Royal Air Force Avro Lancaster bomber during World War II who survived a fall of 18,000 feet (5500 m) without a parachute after his plane was shot down over Germany.Ivan Chisov, Soviet Airforce Lieutenant who survived falling from his aircraft in 1942 Alan Magee, American, World War II airman, who survived 22,000-foot (6,700 m) fall from his damaged B-17 Vesna Vulović, Serbian flight–attendant, who survived the mid-air breakup of her aircraft in 1972 When did 2400 feet become "nearly a mile?"
8 posted on 05/26/2012 2:54:49 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired
Flight Sergeant Nicholas Stephen Alkemade (1923–1987) was a tail gunner for a Royal Air Force Avro Lancaster bomber during World War II who survived a fall of 18,000 feet (5500 m) without a parachute after his plane was shot down over Germany.Ivan Chisov, Soviet Airforce Lieutenant who survived falling from his aircraft in 1942 Alan Magee, American, World War II airman, who survived 22,000-foot (6,700 m) fall from his damaged B-17 Vesna Vulović, Serbian flight–attendant, who survived the mid-air breakup of her aircraft in 1972 When did 2400 feet become "nearly a mile?"

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Thanks for the extra cases, I thought it was a B-17 in WWII I remembered, but Google found the RAF Lancaster. It just shows the reporter missed even more occurrences...:^)

18 posted on 05/26/2012 9:47:59 AM PDT by az_gila
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