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Old 08-14-2014, 08:14 AM   #1
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I really used to hate it when this happened:

Pilot's false arm falls off as he lands passenger plane
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So did you just leave the throttles, and fly the plane like you supposed to?
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So did you just leave the throttles, and fly the plane like you supposed to?
Yep, but really made it challenging to drink my coffee during landings...
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What happens when the wooden arm and leg fall off at the same time?
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Fly by wire can be hazardous.
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That reminds me. After breaking my right shoulder bone playing soccer, I had to drive my stick shift car using my left hand only for the next 3 months. Very inconvenient but doable.

Prior to that, I separated my left shoulder. But driving with right hand only was a piece of cake compare to above.

Landing a plane with one hand while fighting element? That must have been scary.
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Landing a plane with one hand while fighting element? That must have been scary.
Just heard a follow up report. According to the pilot there was nothing to it. He said, "I can land that plane with one hand tied behind my back - providing I get to choose which hand."
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What happens when the wooden arm and leg fall off at the same time?
Then you can only fly in circles.
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Just heard a follow up report. According to the pilot there was nothing to it. He said, "I can land that plane with one hand tied behind my back - providing I get to choose which hand."
It was all hands on deck situation ...
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He was armless, really.
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Yep, but really made it challenging to drink my coffee during landings...

Going waay off topic here.
Reminded me of this video: He complained about having to pour backhanded so he wouldn't block the camera view!

One day in the mid 1980's I got to see Bob Hoover, Charlie Hilliard, Tom Poberezny, Gene Soucy, Duane Cole and a few others perform. I still remember it.
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Quote "However, it said, because the co-pilot would not have time to take stock of what was happening, he decided the best option was to continue one-handed."

A-a-a-a-a, didn't think the cockpit was that big. Thought when landing they would both be sitting side by side. Wouldn't the co-pilot notice an arm falling off or the pilot saying "oh look my arm fell off"
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Depends....... on altitute, and distance from touchdown.
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