Paul McCartney and Wife Narrowly Avoid Helicopter Crash

Posted 12 Nov 2012 in Music + TV News

 

From The Guardian….

The British Department for Transport is investigating the near crash of a helicopter carrying Paul McCartney and his wife. Officials have apparently spoken to McCartney about the incident earlier this spring, when his pilot became “disorientated” mid-flight.

The incident happened when McCartney and Nancy Shevell were returning to their estate in East Sussex in May. Amid “low cloud base, poor visibility and rain”, their 55-year-old pilot apparently lost sight of the helipad and brought the helicopter as close as two feet from tree tops. A transport department report states that the Sikorsky S-76C chopper only narrowly missed the woods, pulling away as the pilot “executed a go-around”. The aircraft landed at a nearby airport.

The government’s air accidents investigation branch is now looking into the matter. A spokesman for the helicopter charter company, Air Harrods, said they are “working in full co-operation” with government agents and McCartney himself has been in touch with investigators. The musician “has been spoken to,” his representative told the Mail on Sunday . “It has been put to him, everything. It’s a no comment.”

Posted by Larry Carta


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