Crazy French safety report: A defense contractor gets offered a joy ride in Rafale B, but fails to strap into seat and helmet properly, then mistakenly yanks ejection handle during negative-g event on take-off climb. Rafale, minus backseat, lands safely.
And the only reason the Rafale didn't crash was because there was a defect in the pilot's ejection seat. If someone in either seat pulls the handle, both seats are supposed to go.
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