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Pilot’s Arm Falls Off While Landing Plane...
« on: August 14, 2014, 10:34:46 AM »
...Promises To Keep Arm On In Future Flights.   :o

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A pilot landing a small commuter jet for low budget airline got an unwelcome surprise earlier this year when his arm fell off as he was bringing the plane into Belfast City Airport in Northern Ireland...

The 46-year-old pilot, described byFlybe as among is “most experienced and trusted” pilots, wears a prosthetic limb and said that he believed he had securely fixed the arm in place earlier, but with heavy winds, once he deactivated the Dash 8 aircraft’s autopilot as he prepared to land the plane that’s when the arm troubles began...

Asked why a pilot with only one arm was flying a plane in the first place, Flybe’s safety director, Captain Ian Baston, said that the budget airline had a policy of equal opportunity employment...


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Re: Pilot’s Arm Falls Off While Landing Plane...
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2014, 10:37:51 AM »
For a second there I thought he had leprosy or something. ._.
I guess this isn't much better, though.
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Re: Pilot’s Arm Falls Off While Landing Plane...
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2014, 11:07:06 AM »
"When we landed on the moon, that was the point where god should have come up and said 'hello'. Because if you invent some creatures, put them on the blue one and they make it to the grey one, you f**king turn up and say 'well done'."

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Re: Pilot’s Arm Falls Off While Landing Plane...
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2014, 02:16:57 PM »
If it works, who cares. Rather have a one arm pilot flying than a no arm pilot.

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