CNN Brings Back Miles O'Brien for Coverage of Missing Jet

Friday, 21 Mar 2014 08:20 AM

By Courtney Coren

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CNN has brought back former anchor and reporter Miles O'Brien for two weeks to offer his aviation expertise in discussions about missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Mediaite reported.

While at the network from 1992 to 2008, O'Brien, who is a pilot, covered aviation stories and plane crashes for CNN, Mediaite said. 

O'Brien lost his left arm following an accident in mid-February. While moving television equipment in the Philippines, a case fell on his forearm. Initially, there was swelling, but he was confident it would heal "without any medical intervention."

However, the situation grew more dire over the next few days, and while in surgery, to have some of the pressure from the swelling removed, the doctor had to make the decision to amputate his arm from just above the elbow.

While in an interview on CNN with Erin Burnett, he opened up about the incident.

"Until you're presented with this kind of thing, you don't know what you're going to do," O'Brien said.

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"To me, there's two choices, you can just look at it as yet another challenge in life, something you need to overcome, or you end up in a very dark place," he said. "I didn't like the dark place, when I went down that road, briefly. So, I'm going to stay on this road and work on the challenge."

O'Brien said that he was motivated to get off the dark path because of "how much I love my work."

He was also encouraged by "all the examples in my life of people around me who endured breast cancer and other afflictions, just in recent times for me, and the example they have set for me of courage and grace under really much greater stakes."

The former CNN anchor said that he's working on getting a prosthetic arm with the hope that he is able to fly an airplane again, which he was told there is an attachment that should allow him to do so.

O'Brien now works as a reporter for PBS.

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