The NI inventor who saved 1000’s of lives

The airplane ejector seat has saved greater than 7,600 lives to this point.

It was invented in 1944 by an engineer from Northern Ireland.

James Martin from Crossgar in County Down, started engaged on the seat after his buddy and enterprise accomplice, Valentine Baker, died in a airplane accident.

Now the ejection seat by the Martin-Baker plane firm has develop into a regular a part of plane and pilot security around the globe.

A brand new exhibition on the Ulster Transport Museum is showcasing uncommon archive footage of the ejector seat being examined. in addition to early prototypes of the seat.

The Museum of Innovation is a everlasting exhibition recognising pioneers from Northern Ireland who pushed the boundaries of engineering.

Video journalist: Niall McCracken


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