ejection capsule

A detachable compartment in an aircraft serving as a cockpit or cabin, which may be ejected as a unit and parachuted to the ground. Ejection capsules are not very common but are meant for use in aircraft that operate at very high speeds and/or altitudes.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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