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Man Thrown from Plane: Police Search for Pilot Ejected as Canopy Goes Off Above Tennessee

A man was thrown from a plane flying above Tennessee on Friday and local police were looking for him after they were notified of the horrific incident.

By EnStars Staff Writer, EnStars on Mar 29, 2013 11:44 PM EDT
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A small airplane is seen in this photo from November, 2012.
A small airplane is seen in this photo from November, 2012. (Photo : Reuters)

A man was thrown from a plane flying above Tennessee on Friday and local police were looking for him after they were notified of the horrific incident.

The man was a pilot trainee who was learning to fly with an instructor, according to the Timesfreepress.com on Friday. He was on his own experimental aircraft about 2,500 feet when the canopy came off and since his seat belt wasn't fastened he was thrown from the plane over the East Brainerd/Apison area, according to the newspaper's report.

The site reports that police in Hamilton County, Tennessee, where the airplane was flying above, are searching the ground for the pilot.

The instructor landed the plane and didn't suffer any physical injury, however he was shaking severely.

According to the newspaper, local authorities notified the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

In the past there have been people who have survived high altitude falls. In 2007, Michael Holmes jumped from a plane 14,000 feet above New Zealand on a free fall when his parachute suffered a malfunction and he survived after he fell in a bush.

He appeared in an interview on the "Today" show to tell his miraculous story. Watch below:

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