The pilot flying a Bombardier Dash 8-400 lost control of the aircraft on Feb. 12, 2014 during the landing flare at Belfast City Airport after his prosthetic arm became detached during the maneuver. With insufficient time to put his arm back in place, the captain with UK regional airline Flybe removed his right hand from the power levers to control the yoke. Some engine power therefore remained applied during the flare, resulting in a bounce and a hard landing. No one on board the twin turboprop was injured.
As a dramatic contrast to the usual way of opening an air display, this 60th anniversary event features the first all-female parachute jump team to appear at a Farnborough International airshow. Known as the Aero Sekur Shooting Stars, the Italian team of skydiving women will open the show on each day to gracefully and silently provide a unique curtain raiser.