Captain Liu Chuanjian and his crew were praised for conducting an emergency landing after the incident on a flight with the Airbus A319 from the southern Chinese city of Chongqing to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet
"The situation It was very Critically, the windshield was blown off at an altitude of 10,000 meters, the aircraft was in a low pressure condition and the temperature was minus 30 to minus 40 degrees Celsius. "Jiang Wenxue, a civil aviation authority (CAA), was officially notified by the state news agency Xinhua quotes.
The copilot was almost sucked out of the cockpit, but remained calm, according to the Chinese state television channel CCTV.
"When I looked at the other side, the co-pilot was partially blown out of the plane, fortunately he had his belts strapped on Many devices did not work properly and the plane jerked hard It was very difficult to control," he added added.
The copilot suffered scratches and a sprained wrist, the CAA said, adding that a flight attendant was also injured. None of the aircraft's 1
Passengers and crew described during the incident scary scenes aboard the aircraft.
"Everyone called on board, we tried our best to reassure passengers and make us all believe we could land safely," Zhou Yanwen, the injured flight attendant, was quoted by China News Service.
"It happened like the flight attendants serving our meals, people were shocked," the agency quoted an unnamed passenger.
Zhou said some stewardesses were thrown into the air and food was scattered around.
The windscreen collapsed in the southwestern city of Chengdu for about an hour 20 minutes after flight 3U8633 started at 6.27 local time (1027 GMT), the CAA said in a statement from CCTV.
An investigation of the incident is under way.
Chinese praised the pilot as an "epic hero" In social media, according to China News Service.
"The team was prudent and determinedly and resolutely engaged with the crisis, avoiding a major disaster that demonstrates outstanding technical skills and professionalism," added the CAA.