Model air­ship crash lands on cricket pitch

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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.”

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