Ex-rugby player cheated death after helicopter engine failed at 1200ft

AN ex-teammate of rugby legend Jonny Wilkinson cheated loss of life in a helicopter crash-landing after engine failure at 1,200ft.

Jim Jenner was piloting girlfriend Laurie Nichol when energy minimize out.

Jim, pictured centre, was fortunate to have survived the terrifying crash after the engine failed
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Ten seconds later the chopper hit the bottom and flipped 3 times.

But he was unharmed and Laurie, 31, solely suffered minor accidents.

Property mogul Jim, 47, flying to a gathering, had a break up second to start out emergency measures.

He stated: “There was heaps to do. Rugby taught me to operate beneath strain.”

The helicopter plummeted to the bottom after its engine failed
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Emergency groups raced to Higher Snodsbury, Worcs.

Jim, with Jonny at Newcastle Falcons, stated: “They have been stunned to see we have been OK. The air ambulance pilot stated I did a terrific job.”

The Robinson R2 chopper was wrecked. The couple took one other helicopter out a day later to “get again on the horse”. Ambulance chiefs stated: “They have been fortunate.”


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