Test pilot George Aird narrowly escaped death by ejecting sideways from a prototype jet that nosedived (1962). Aird fell through a greenhouse on his way down, breaking both legs but ultimately surviving. The photographer, Jim Meads, had planned on taking a picture of the aircraft as it safely landed at an airfield in England. But thanks to good planning and quick wits he managed to snap this remarkable photo instead. We assure you that things that you are learning here do not exist in your history books so keep reading to find out more.