Model airship crash lands on cricket pitch
A MAN was reunited with his remote-controlled airship after it crash landed at Harefield Cricket Club.
Martin Hill lost sight of his model airship while flying it in Harefield and was unsure he would ever find it in the village’s many surrounding fields and farmland.
After scouring some of the green areas of land unsuccessfully, Mr Hill visited a few of the village’s pubs to leave his details in case his model airship was spotted by customers.
Luckily, just 24 hours after it went missing on October 2, Harefield Cricket Club secretary Steve Finch found the twometre long blimp on the cricket pitch.
He put a message out on Facebook that he had found the model airship, which was spotted by staff at The Old Orchard, in Park Lane, Harefield, who put him in touch with Mr Hill.
“I wasn’t sure what it was at first and I had no idea where it had come from, but I’m glad we could get it back to the owner,” he said.
Mr Hill was left bowled over at the speed at which he got his remote-controlled airship back.
He said: “It was within 24 hours and it actually had not gone as far as I expected at all, I was probably very close to it as I was searching for it. The cricket club took it in and looked after it and it was in a very good condition.”