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Pilot's Arm Came Off while Landing Passenger Plane.

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posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 06:40 AM
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An Air Accidents Investigation Branch report has revealed that in February this year the Flybe flight from from Birmingham to Belfast City Airport was landing in tricky weather conditions when on final approach the Captains artificial arm became detached "depriving him of control of the aircraft".
The plane landed safely if not a bit on the heavy side.

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.
www.bbc.co.uk...


Respect to the pilot for the safe landing under unusual circumstances but yeah it may be a good idea to check his attachments before landing and let his co-pilot know of the possibility of sudden limb loss.




posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 06:44 AM
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wow!

So when it's inches from disaster and everybody walks away fine we can laugh right? Just checking...

I'd say he did a good job landing the plane but he should have ... handed off ... landing duties to his co-pilot after that. All in all, this still deserves a ...



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 06:48 AM
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a reply to: gortex
This is one of those genuinely jaw-dropping stories.



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 06:49 AM
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a reply to: gortex

The movie "Airplane" comes to mind. How did he get his license to pilot a commercial aircraft?

"Joey, have you ever seen an armless man fly a plane?"


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posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 06:50 AM
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a reply to: Aleister

No, but I do like gladiator movies.



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 06:54 AM
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He landed it safely, good for him.

All in all, this event was h-armless.



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 06:55 AM
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But seriously though, it's pretty awesome this guy with a disability can pilot airliners.
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posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 06:57 AM
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originally posted by: MysterX
All in all, this event was h-armless.


Some may argue that he was unarmed but dangerous.



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 06:58 AM
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Amazing story and glad that the pilot managed to get the plane and passengers down safely.

However... The co-pilot could have at least given the pilot a "hand" no?

Kindest respects

Rodinus



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 07:00 AM
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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.



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 07:01 AM
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a reply to: Rodinus
maybe the co-polio was giving something else?
2nd



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 07:11 AM
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all pilots should be armed



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 07:34 AM
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originally posted by: AngryCymraeg
a reply to: gortex
This is one of those genuinely jaw-dropping stories.



Actually, it was an arm-dropping story, really (h)armless though.

You have to wonder though, is it really OK. I am all for equality but ....

Where do you draw the line.

P



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 07:53 AM
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a reply to: gortex

I think for the safety of the passengers, all commercial pilots should be armed.



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 07:57 AM
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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.


He must have been completely legless for you to chuck him out of the pub?

Kindest respects

Rodinus



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 08:42 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
"I think this man needs a hospital"
"What is it Doctor?"
"A big building with lots of patients but don't worry about that right now"



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 08:45 AM
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Skip to 00:14 seconds:



Some people may find some or all of the video offensive, it's various clips from the show.
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posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 08:57 AM
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a reply to: grumpy64

Steve McCroskey: Johnny, what can you make out of this?

[Hands him the weather briefing]

Johnny: This? Why, I can make a hat or a brooch or a pterodactyl...



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 09:03 AM
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Well, even though I applaud the pilot for not letting his disability effect his desire to fly, I hope I don't have him as a pilot on a commercial flight. You would think this guy would just fly small aircraft, not ones carrying very many passengers. I am sure the guy is a good pilot and I probably would fly with him in a four passenger plane, because I can fly and land a plane like that myself if needed be.



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 09:05 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Oh forgive me, but I had the very same thought when I read the title. It sounded like a scene scripted out of Part I.

Err... not P.C. at all. I know.



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