What’s it like to eject out of a plane?

Former RAF pilot Dode Dahroug describes the moment he ejected from his plane, after its engine fell off mid-air.

This audio clip is from the World Service radio programme Crowdscience. Listen to the full episode which also covers the question: why can’t commercial airliners have ejector seats? You can also subscribe to the Crowdscience podcast.

+ Read an in-depth feature from BBC Future: The rocket-powered rise of the ejector seat

(Photo credit: Martin-Baker Aircraft Company Ltd)