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Title: And now in lighter news - 'Biggles Saved My Life...'
Post by: kea001 on August 16, 2009, 11:32:58 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5e/Biggles_Delivers_The_Goods_-_WE_Johns_1952_hardback_book_cover.jpg)
from the article linked below....

"Last night a relieved Mr Hagedorn, of Chelmsford, in Essex, told how a childhood love for the Biggles books “saved his life".

He said: “Captain W.E. Johns saved my life. As a boy, I remember reading a Biggles story where he was shot down over enemy lines and was flying over a wooded area. He managed to “pancake” the plane sideways into a tree, which minimised the impact and he walked away unscathed."

Biggles saved my life, says pilot after golf course crash
BY MARK DOWIE

Published: 13/08/2009
The Press and Journal
http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1350723/?UserKey=



(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01461/crash_1461305c.jpg)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/6017753/Plane-gets-stuck-in-tree-on-golf-course.html
Title: Re: And now in lighter news - 'Biggles Saved My Life...'
Post by: bluecrewfan08 on August 16, 2009, 12:22:44 PM
Amazing story!
And what a great picture.

Rob
Title: Re: And now in lighter news - 'Biggles Saved My Life...'
Post by: Biff on August 16, 2009, 07:39:38 PM
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He said he could not land on the fairway because there were too many trees.

I've always been under the impression that a golf course would be an 18 runway airport for a microlight.

Glad he's ok.