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Pilot's Arm Came Off while Landing Passenger Plane.

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posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 09:18 AM
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a reply to: gortex

Back when it was still called Stapleton Intl I had a
window seat on a '27, major carrier and a four
stripe fellow with some big gust wind shear (some-
what common in Denver) and a suddenly dropped off
pair of glasses right before flare.
I thought there was a minimum vision requirement
for even a private license. Imagine my chagrin..
We made it in ok; no scrubbed tires or airborne
wallets. But there was a couple of beads of sweat
on the whole crew- and later said some grass in the
outside rim under #1 /: PS I guess farsighted is OK.
"You're too close." Peter Riegert




posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 09:24 AM
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The title of the thread confused me because I didn't realize at first that it was an artificial arm. I was wondering what possibly could have been so wrong with the person that their arm could just 'fall off'.



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 09:33 AM
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originally posted by: Junkheap
The title of the thread confused me because I didn't realize at first that it was an artificial arm. I was wondering what possibly could have been so wrong with the person that their arm could just 'fall off'.


Reminds me of the sci-fi story Allamagoosa, where the crew try to explain away the unknown inventory item "offog", as "offog is reported to have disintegrated under gravitational stress". The offog was in fact the "official dog" which was there all the time.



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 09:35 AM
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As the late Bob Monkhouse once quirped :

I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my father. Not screaming and terrified like his passengers.

Kindest respects

Rodinus



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 04:12 PM
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You could say, he risked life and limb.....

This is not a one-liner



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 04:23 PM
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The humor in this thread is quite disarming and, frankly, it's out of hand.



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 04:30 PM
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a reply to: kosmicjack

It's time the pilot held his hand(s) up to shoulder the blame but I don't think he'll get the elbow.



posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 12:58 AM
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originally posted by: Junkheap
The title of the thread confused me because I didn't realize at first that it was an artificial arm. I was wondering what possibly could have been so wrong with the person that their arm could just 'fall off'.

I didn't realise that at first either, so I expecting this to be very brutal and violent, with the pilot falling off his chair, things hitting him from all sides, until something cut his arm off.

But I'm glad he managed to land the plane. Considering the circumstances, at least he didn't lose his head.
edit on 15/8/2014 by LukeDAP because: spelling



posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 02:19 AM
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originally posted by: kosmicjack
The humor in this thread is quite disarming and, frankly, it's out of hand.


Agreed... but good to know that we have "members" *ahem* with a sense of humour?

Kindest respects

Rodinus



posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 01:52 PM
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originally posted by: kosmicjack
The humor in this thread is quite disarming and, frankly, it's out of hand.


and you as a mod should get a "grip" of the situation.



posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 02:08 PM
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well I have to HAND it to him for being a good pilot.

amputees can do lots of things, we wouldn't think is possible.

Example my step dad was a Auto Electrician, he worked since he was 17(motor bike accident) with one leg and gets around like its nothing..




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