Hedge ‘life save’ crash
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.