The Navy Crewman Who Survived a Partial Ejection From his Navy Jet-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
The remarkable story of bombardier/navigator Lt. Keith Gallagher whose ejection seat accidentally deployed during flight. He was partially ejected, pushed through the canopy, and became stuck with the upper half of his body exposed to the rushing air outside of the plane. The pilot managed to slow down the A-6 jet and land on the aircraft carrier from which the flight originated and it was a miracle that Gallagher survived.
The story is true and took place in the Indian Ocean in 1991 during operations from the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln. The story is chronicled on a website at http://www.gallagher.com/ejection_seat/.