Prince Charles and Camilla caught in aircraft emergency landing

By admin
13 January 2014

Britain's Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla's helicopter had to do an emergency landing after it began to pull to the right as they were travelling to a festival in Wales last year.

Britain's Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla's helicopter had to do an emergency landing as they travelled to a festival last year.

The royal couple were going to the Hay-on-Wye Festival in Wales on May 23, 2013, when the aircraft pulled dangerously to the right and was quickly diverted to the ground.

Air Accidents Investigators have revealed the Sikorsky S-76C helicopter was carrying the royal pair and four other passengers when it began to veer as it approached the Denham aerodrome in Buckinghamshire.

The pilot announced an emergency landing at Denham after the issue failed to be resolved above land, and Charles and Camilla were made aware of the situation.

According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) report said, "The crew performed an uneventful running landing and ground-taxied to dispersal with the yaw control abnormality still apparent.

"The aircraft was shut down and the crew and passengers vacated the aircraft."

The royal pair then continued their journey to the festival by car and arrived over four hours late, but were looking happy and relaxed.

The AAIB report claims the fault was caused by the splitting of a metal ball, which had caused an internal leak.

The report then went on to say the issue had been resolved at Denham and the helicopter had subsequently "flown without further incident".

-Bang Showbiz

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