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Egress airmen ensure ‘last chance for life’


LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — If something goes wrong in a fighter jet flying at 30,000 feet, the pilot needs a reliable way to escape danger, and fast.

When all else fails, the pilot relies on the ejection system to exit the jet and return...

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