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Pilot Loses Prosthetic Arm...As He's Landing Plane

Pilot Loses Prosthetic Arm...As He's Landing Plane

(NEWSER)–You might imagine landing a plane with both hands on the controls would be hard enough. Add windy conditions and a prosthetic arm that essentially fell off, and you've got the plight of a Flybe pilot flying into Belfast earlier this year. According to an accident report, the pilot had made sure his prosthetic left arm was attached to the clamp that helped him fly the plane before he turned off autopilot. 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 BBC reports on the February incident.

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