BOISE, Idaho, July 2 (UPI) -- An air ambulance worker in Idaho was nearly killed when a shattered window at 20,000 feet temporarily sucked part of his upper body out of a plane.
Critical-care nurse Chris Fogg said that during a routine flight, his entire head and right arm were sucked out of a two-engine plane's window after it suddenly broke, The Seattle Times said Monday.
"My left hand was on the ceiling and was holding me in, and my knees were up against the wall," Fogg said.
Fogg said he eventually managed to break the air-tight seal his body had created and push himself away from the plane's window.
After the pilot performed an emergency landing, Fogg credited his 6-foot-tall, 220-pound frame with preventing him from fitting through the window last Wednesday.
"I guess it wasn't my day to die," he told the Times. "For anyone else, I think he would have been sucked completely out, but for some reason I was spared, and I don't know why."