Pilot Loses Prosthetic Arm -as He's L...

Pilot Loses Prosthetic Arm -as He's Landing Plane

There are 22 comments on the WMAN-AM Mansfield story from Aug 16, 2014, titled Pilot Loses Prosthetic Arm -as He's Landing Plane. In it, WMAN-AM Mansfield reports that:

You might imagine landing a plane with both hands on the controls would be hard enough.

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Maggie Gallaghers Schmear

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Aug 16, 2014
"'But as the aircraft neared Belfast City Airport, his prosthetic limb became detached from the yoke clamp, depriving him of control of the aircraft' with too little time for a co-pilot to take control...."

The arm only came off once autopilot was turned off and the plane was approaching the airport. The co pilot was mysteriously absent from the controls as the plane was preparing to land.

This guy wanted to land the plane with one arm, imo. The coverage, if not the actual story, does not make any sense.

“New & Improved..”

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Formerly From Kenya

#2 Aug 16, 2014
It may come cannonballin' down through the sky
Gleam in its eye
Bright as a rose!
Who knows?
Open the latch!
Something's coming, don't know when
But it's soon
Catch the moon
One handed catch

“Augusy '16”

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#3 Aug 16, 2014
I was amazed to see that story on the news..
one wonders why he was allowed to fly,
considering, in this country anyway, when
applying for an ordinary driving licence,
a detailed account of health
and any infirmities one might have..
must be presented and
signed by a GP..

and they are very strict about these applications.!

“Augusy '16”

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#4 Aug 16, 2014
On a lighter note,
This calls out for puns, lol
ie..
when the Co pilot saw his predicament,
Did he say>
'
Do you need a hand':)
Maggie Gallaghers Schmear

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Aug 16, 2014
However the plane did land safely and so no arm done.
berg

Arlington, TX

#6 Aug 16, 2014
Talk to the hand....
Parden Pard

Catasauqua, PA

#7 Aug 17, 2014
There was no co-pilot to hand over the controls,,??

“New & Improved..”

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Formerly From Kenya

#8 Aug 17, 2014
Probably popped out a cotter pin when he gave the ground crew a thumbs up at takeoff.

“No time like the present”

Since: Jul 08

to make it happen!

#9 Aug 17, 2014
Reminds me of a business sign in front of a stripper bar in town years ago.

The original sign read, "Harmless Visual Stimuli".

Some rather industrious person managed to get 30 feet in the air one night and used a color of paint that closely matched the background color of the sign and painted over the "H" in "Harmless" making the sign read, "Armless Visual Stimuli".

It was so funny, the owners never did fix it I hear, because people talked about it all the time.

“No time like the present”

Since: Jul 08

to make it happen!

#10 Aug 17, 2014
justaguess wrote:
Probably popped out a cotter pin when he gave the ground crew a thumbs up at takeoff.
HAHAHA! Just saw this and snorted beer through my nostrils..I can see this happening!
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#11 Aug 17, 2014
Bye Bye. Birdie.

“No time like the present”

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to make it happen!

#12 Aug 17, 2014
reebie wrote:
Bye Bye. Birdie.


Bye bye Baby Bye Bye!

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#13 Aug 17, 2014
Dr_Dirty wrote:
Reminds me of a business sign in front of a stripper bar in town years ago.
The original sign read, "Harmless Visual Stimuli".
Some rather industrious person managed to get 30 feet in the air one night and used a color of paint that closely matched the background color of the sign and painted over the "H" in "Harmless" making the sign read, "Armless Visual Stimuli".
It was so funny, the owners never did fix it I hear, because people talked about it all the time.
lol
and that reminds me of the little café around here that also was a gas station,
their sign read,
Eat here and get gas

lol

:)

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#14 Aug 17, 2014
as long as he didn't lose his head.

heh

“Vintage 1949”

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...lightly salted...

#15 Aug 17, 2014
PFfff wrote:
as long as he didn't lose his head.
heh
...while flying by the seat of his pants...?

“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

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Since: Mar 07

formerly Nuneaton

#16 Aug 18, 2014
lol.

Looks like a cross between the old Paramount "airplane" and a Thunderbirds string cut outtake.

Where is Shirley nowadays?

Oh I did like the idea of the inflatable autopilot though.

have a nice day: Ag
Paris Hilton

Huntington, NY

#17 Aug 18, 2014
OMG, I hope he finds it!!!!
beatlesinthebog

Upper Hutt, New Zealand

#18 Aug 18, 2014
Paris Hilton wrote:
OMG, I hope he finds it!!!!
It's OK Paris my sweet ....... just a little 'armless fun !
Liddy Rahl

Huntington, NY

#19 Aug 18, 2014
Why would anyone want an armed pilot on a plane?
There should be no guns allowed, period.

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#20 Aug 18, 2014
Grace Nerissa wrote:
On a lighter note,
This calls out for puns, lol
ie..
when the Co pilot saw his predicament,
Did he say>
'
Do you need a hand':)
No, but he knew the guy went out on a limb for him.

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