8/14/2014

A pilot's prosthetic arm detached from the yoke clamp while he was landing a turboprop plane in Northern Ireland with more than 50 passengers and crew, temporarily interfering with his ability to control the aircraft, according to U.K. officials. Regulators require pilots with musculoskeletal disabilities to go through medical and safety tests, and prostheses are checked for compatibility with the plane yoke. "The commander commented that he would in future be more cautious about checking the attachment on his prosthesis, as his check may have dislodged the latching mechanism," according to Britain's Air Accidents Investigation Branch.

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