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Mon, Jan 17, 2011

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.17.11)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

"I Disengaged The Autopilot, My Right Arm Fell To My Side..."

Source: From a recent NTSB Prelim outlining the unusual circumstances involved in the emergecny landing of a BK117 medical helicopter flight. The flight went awry when its pilot suffered a scenario in which he suddenly lost the use of his right arm. The Part 135 flight executed an emergency landing at Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station with a medical crewmember providing control assistance under the instructions of the stricken pilot. The helo sustained significant damage but all three crew members emerged unscathed.

FMI: www.ntsb.gov

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