# Are there any 'smart' ejection seats?

Are there any 'smart' ejection seats that eject automatically when an engine failure occurs or the aircraft gets into to a stall that can't be gotten out of, to save the pilot the decision of whether s/he should try and save the aircraft?

• That is the last thing I would want as a pilot. Engine failures are not necessarily "eject" events. Stalls are relatively easy to get out of. There are a lot of situations where timing with regards to external environment are just as important as timing with respect to the aircraft. – Ron Beyer Oct 1 '16 at 17:33
• – ymb1 Oct 1 '16 at 18:28
• @ymb1: Sounds like a duplicate. – mins Oct 1 '16 at 19:29

The Soviet Yakovlev Yak-38 (and also the Yakovlev Yak-141) had an automatic ejection seat. The aircraft had two smaller engines for VTOL. If one of them failed, the seat ejected automatically once the aircraft rolled past 60$^\circ$. From airvectors.net: