- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: June 10, 1990
Time: c 07:33
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Operator: British Airways
Flight #: 5390
Route: Birmingham, England - Malaga, Spain
AC Type: BAC One-Eleven 528FL
Registration: G-BJRT
cn / ln: BAC 234
Aboard: 85   (passengers:?  crew:?)
Fatalities: 0   (passengers:?  crew:?)
Ground: 0
Summary: While en route, at FL 173, a large section of windshield fell away from the aircraft. The decompression pulled the captain out from under his seatbelt. Despite trying to hold onto the yoke, the captain was sucked out into the opening. A steward in the cockpit was able to grab hold of his legs. Another steward was able to strap himself into the vacant seat and aid in holding onto the captain's legs. The co-pilot wearing full restraints made an emergency landing at Southampton. The captain remained half way out of the aircraft for 15 minutes and suffered only frostbite and some fractures. Improper bolts used to replace the windshield two days earlier.
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