Thursday, 6 May 2010

Nigel Farage Plane Crashes ++Update++

Sky News are reporting that a light aircraft carrying Nigel Farage, has crashed in Northamptonshire. He has been injured but apparently walked away from the crash. The pilot is being cut from the wreckage.

What the fuck is going on?

Unlucky coincidence or something else?

+++UPDATE+++

Guido is reporting that Farage has been taken to the Horton General Hospital in Banbury. The pilot is being taken to a specialist spinal injuries hospital in Coventry.

Eyewitnesses told how the pilot and Mr Farage were in the front seat of the plane when it banked and the promotional banner became tangled around the tail fin causing it to plummet to the ground.

Sky News report here.

G.O.T. sends his very best wishes for a speedy recovery


7 comments:

Dick Puddlecote said...

Jeez, yours is the first place I have heard about this. I've met Farage and he's a very decent guy. Let's hope he's A-OK.

Amusing Bunni said...

This is very errie news, GOT.
Thanks for reporting it.
I hope Nigel and his pilot are ok.

Lawson Narse said...

Apparently, Nigel is okayish, two broken ribs and facial injuries. The pilot however is in a more serious condition. My thoughts are with them both.

Anonymous said...

The planes registration is G-BWDF see it here....
http://www.abpic.co.uk/search.php?q=G-BWDF&u=reg

It is in fact a PZL-Okecie PZL-104 Wilga 35A

Oddly enough it's a Polish Manufactured aircraft ...

Dazed And Confused said...

Looks like a nasty old crash doesn't it?

The Grim Reaper said...

G.O.T. said "G.O.T. sends his very best wishes for a speedy recovery."

I never thought I'd hear you say that about a politician!

Mind you, I wholeheartedly agree.

microdave said...

According to the Mail it crashed on its seventh attempt at hooking a banner. And this was in full view of assembled media.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/election/article-1273591/General-Election-2010-UKIP-candidate-Nigel-Farage-dramatic-plane-crash-election-banner-catches-tail-fin.html

Sod's law dictates that things go wrong when everybody's watching...

Considering the state of the cockpit I'm amazed they survived, and wish them both a speedy, and full recovery. We need more people like Nigel in politics, whether you agree with him or not, and I most certainly do.