Hedge ‘life save’ crash

The People - - NEWS FEATURES -

A PI­LOT whose mi­cro­light air­craft had lost power saved him­self and a pas­sen­ger by de­lib­er­ately crash-land­ing in a huge Ley­landi hedge.

Both men es­caped with only mi­nor in­juries but the plane had se­vere dam­age.

The pi­lot, 48, told the Air Ac­ci­dent In­ves­ti­ga­tion Branch “the hedge was my least worst op­tion”.

The AAIB said he had “lim­ited choices for a forced land­ing”. It con­cluded that his de­ci­sion not to re­turn to Fos­ton air­field, Lincs, “re­duced the risk” of a fa­tal crash.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.