The explosion sent shrapnel shooting through the shinning sky. Jose thought nothing of it when he felt a chorus of thuds reverberated through the plane. Happened whenever something was blown out of the sky. They needed to see if anything had penetrated the fuselage. He gestured to Harold that he should check it out.
There was no evident damage until he checked on Chris, the belly gunner. He opened the hatch to the gun bubble and found himself confronted by the ground below. Chris was screaming, still connected to the bottom of the plane, but only by his safety harness.