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Pilot's arm detaches mid-flight

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A pilot has lost control of a passenger plane after his prosthetic arm became detached during landing.

The Flybe plane was coming into land at Belfast City Airport from Birmingham in the UK.


Dark, gusty conditions and time constraints meant that the pilot had to continue to guide the plane into landing with one hand, without the help of his co-pilot.

I'll go out on a limb here and suggest that there aren't too many pilots with prosthetic limbs.
 

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Puns aside, how can it be regular and a nightmare? Those passengers should experience a 767 some time! I've had many a heavy landing here :p

After a regular landing, the plane bounced and then hit the tarmac really heavily, resulting in a ‘nightmare landing’ for the crew and 47 passengers aboard
Very lucky it wasn't worse though, as the article later goes on to state that it happened as he began the 'flare' manoeuvre.
 

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Puns aside, how can it be regular and a nightmare? Those passengers should experience a 767 some time! I've had many a heavy landing here :p

Very lucky it wasn't worse though, as the article later goes on to state that it happened as he began the 'flare' manoeuvre.
Certainly not funny for passengers and crew. But seriously, those prosthetics can cost an arm and a leg.
 

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It could have been worse ! If it had been another limb he wouldn't have had a leg to land on !
 

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In preparation for landing will the First Officer please arm the Captain.
 
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