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A pilot lost control of a passenger plane after his artificial arm became detached as he was coming in to land, an accident report has said.
The Flybe flight from Birmingham, with 47 passengers on board, was approaching Belfast City Airport in gusty conditions on 12 February. It landed heavily but no-one was hurt and the plane was not damaged. The pilot said he would be more cautious in future about checking his attachment, according to the report.
While he had thought about getting his co-pilot to take control, the time available and the challenging conditions meant his best course of action was to move his right hand from the power levers on to the yoke to regain control. "He did this, but with power still applied and possibly a gust affecting the aircraft, a normal touchdown was followed by a bounce, from which the aircraft landed heavily," the report found.
originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: Rodinus
I hope the co pilot knew about his pilots arm...imagine the shock on his face when it fell off lol.
I had a similar experience when throwing a drunk out of a pub once and his leg fell off :O.