ejection seat

ejection seat
A seat, normally fitted on combat aircraft, that permits the occupant to be ejected out of the vehicle in the case of any serious emergency that necessitates abandoning the vehicle. The seat is ejected by an explosive charge (i.e., cartridge or rocket). The occupant is separated from the seat normally automatically or, in some cases, manually. The parachute, thereafter, deploys at a preset height.

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