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Nosedive: Fearless to frightened, a young fighter pilot’s terrifying plunge

In 1976, fighter pilot David Phillips was performing an aerial manoeuvre 8000 feet above the ground when he suddenly blacked out, experiencing a phenomenon known as ‘g-LOC’. But what happened? Thomas Phillips continues our new audio series, Mental.

Audio report by Thomas Phillips

This report was created for the Science Gallery Melbourne’s MENTAL exhibition with support from All The Best radio.

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THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

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