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He was able to escape in less than the 4 seconds it took when he practiced with his crew. I ride in choppers a lot, so I got it, and when they said "go" I was fumbling with my harness and last to get out. The second time, after I had practiced, I was first out of the aircraft because I don't believe in the Navy procedure of the senior officer is the last man to leave the ship. I like the Army method of "follow me, men."

copilot escaping crash