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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 4:51 pm    Post subject: Emergency Landing In School Field Reply with quote

BBC News wrote:
A military helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing on school playing fields on Friday afternoon.
Northants Fire and Rescue were called to Campion School in Bugbrooke, after reports the helicopter was in flames.

The aircraft was forced down by a fire in the cockpit and the pilot made a safe landing. The fire was put out before the emergency services arrived.

"No-one was injured, no ammunition was on board and the Army has arranged for its recovery," a spokesman said.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, that was just a couple of miles from me.

Here's a link to the Daventry Express article which explains that...
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The aircraft was forced to descend 2,000 metres in just three seconds onto the field beside Campion School in Bugbrooke.

Wow, that must have been one hell of an auto!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SURELY that (3 second descent) was "Reporters Licence"....

Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story.

..and afterwards they sat and drank tea before setting off again to N Ireland...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing isn't it,
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"...the Army has arranged for its recovery," a spokesman said

in one story and
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treated to a cup of tea in the staff room before resuming their flight to RAF Aldergrove in Northern Ireland an hour and a half later

in the other!

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