Saturday, February 11, 2012

Miracle plane crash survival of son of late Segway tycoon

Aircraft lost power and missed trees and power lines before landing in a nearby field

Jimi Heselden.

The son of the late ­millionaire Segway boss Jimi Heselden said his dad was “watching over him” after he walked away from a plane crash.

Jason, 39, was in the Piper Warrior light ­aircraft with three others on a sightseeing tour when the engine cut out at 1,000ft.

As they plunged to the ground, pilot Gordon Elliott made a mayday call then managed to glide the aircraft over trees and power lines to land in a nearby field.

Jason said the plane lost power over the house in ­Boston Spa, West Yorks, that ­belonged to his father – who was killed in an ­accident on one of his ­machines in 2010.

He added: “I’m 100 percent sure Dad was ­watching over me. We couldn’t believe we were alive. We had the best pilot we could’ve had.”

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