Friday, 15 August 2014

Equalities almost causes plane crash

You don't always know if the pilot you're flying with is qualified or not. Or whether he is drunk or not. Or suicidal, come to that. But even if he is qualified, sober and enjoys life, your pilot might still be not quite all there -

"A pilot with an artificial arm lost control of a passenger plane after the prosthetic limb fell off the steering mechanism in a shock accident, a report has revealed. The incident....came as the Dash 8 aircraft with 47 passengers on board was approaching the airport in gusty conditions. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) report said....'a normal touchdown was followed by a bounce, from which the aircraft landed heavily.' The AAIB reported that the captain had said that in future he would be more cautious about checking the attachment on his prosthesis."

In response to the report, Captain Ian Baston, Flybe Director of Flight Operations and Safety, said “Flybe is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer."

7 comments:

  1. Bombs away - oh sh - there goes my arm.

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  2. At least Douglas Bader only put himself at risk

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  3. I think Douglas Bader put the Germans at risk !

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    1. But they couldn't sue him for a human rights violation, because the disabled had more human rights than they did. Now if they'd been black..... :)

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  4. Our local plod has a small, glutinous brain which falls out of his left nostril whenever he thinks. It's not common.
    MTG

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    1. LOL - promote him at once for being mentally disabled.

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Keep it clean.....