Two stories I heard dueing my service time. 1. Air Day at Yeovilton - Following air display Harrier taxis onto apron and stops. Pilot opens canopy and starts to get out by standing on seat, stops and waves to the crowd, contiues to get out and pulls the seat handle with his foot. Reports were that he was deceased by the time he started to come down again. 2. At the School Of Aircraft Handling at RNAS Culdrose they had a area marked out as the flight deck of an aircraft carrier where the handlers did there training before going onboard. They used to use old Seahawks to do the training. Story was that a young AE or similar was working on the seat of one of the aircraft when it activated and the drog chute deployed causing the metal pin to enter through his eyeball and to partially exit through his skull.