Heroic Chinese pilot who landed plane with shattered windscreen awarded $1 million

Captain Liu Chuanjian
PHOTO: China Daily/Asia News Network

Liu Chuanjian, the pilot for Sichuan Airlines Flight 3U8633, has been given the honorary title of "CAAC Heroic Captain" and an award of 5 million yuan (S$1.04 million) at a meeting held Friday.

As Liu flew the Airbus A319 over Chengdu on May 14, the right-hand side of the cockpit window broke, and his co-pilot was almost sucked out.

Liu landed the plane at the Chengdu airport, and all crew members and the 119 passengers are safe.

READ ALSO: Pilot who landed plane with shattered windshield still haunted by trauma

At the meeting held by the Civil Aviation Administration of China and Sichuan provincial government, the crew of Flight 3U8633 was honored as the "CAAC Heroic Crew."

Two crew members were injured when a commercial flight operated by Sichuan Airlines was forced to make an emergency...

Posted by CGTN on Monday, 14 May 2018

The second captain Liang Peng was awarded 2 million yuan and the co-pilot 1 million yuan, while the other six crew members shared 1 million yuan.

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