Chinese pilot praised for life-saving flying after bird downed air force jet returns to the sky

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  • South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Chinese pilot praised for life-saving flying after bird downed air force jet returns to the sky” – below is their description.

    Chinese PLA Air Force pilot Wang Jiandong is back in the cockpit after recovering from severe injuries suffered when had to bail out of his aircraft after it collided with a bird in September 2020. Wang was praised for saving lives by staying with the jet to guide it away from populated areas before bailing out at a low altitude. After nearly six weeks of rehabilitation and training, he is flying again.

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