I was in the passenger seat when Ken, a fellow instructor at the dog school, ran into this Sabre. The Sabre was sitting on a slip road next to the tarmac, the squadron Chinook pilots used it for lifting practice. BTW we drive on the right side of the vehicle in Oz. The end of the Sabre wing comes to a rather sharp point and that stuck in the headrest, around where my neck would have been had I not ducked in time. We hit with such force the wing stuck in my seat and pushed the seat back, lucky I wasn't decapitated. I received no injuries except quite a bit of glass rash on my shoulder and back.
When we came to a halt, I looked up to see if Ken was alright, his seat was also pushed way back, he had his mouth open making a sandwich of the wing. I opened my door and fell out, the students rushed over and came in through the side slide door and had to jiggle Ken around a bit to get the wing out of his mouth and free him from his seat.
This happened way back around 1987 from memory. I've been told the picture is still pinned to the transport section notice board on the Amberley RAAF Base, 35 years on. Someone posted this pic on an ex service facebook forum a couple of years ago, I didn't even know the picture existed until then.
The Sun was in Ken's eyes, supposedly, and he didn't see the wing, that was his defence in court anyway. I saw the wing coming and yelled out 'wing, wing'. The prosecution tried to put the blame on me for not yelling 'stop, stop'! Ken got off with a small fine, he was of Scottish ancestry, so, he wasn't very happy.