The pilot of a helicopter which crashed on take-off had simply returned from a visit flying over King Energy stadium to fulfil the dying want of a Leicester Metropolis fan.
Andy Morris had landed the borrowed £300,000 Robinson R44 plane on a big area on the rear of his dad and mom’ residence, in Shilton Street, Barwell, close to Hinckley, to drop off his passengers after the journey.
However as he tried to take off once more, catastrophe struck.
Andy, 47, of Stapleton, close to Hinckley, had flown terminal most cancers sufferer Dave Richardson, 47, of Hinckley, and his nephew, 20-year-old Joe Adcock, and Joe’s girlfriend, Tia Tomlinson, over the King Energy Stadium in an uneventful hour-long journey.
However when the skilled helicopter pilot tried to take off once more, his dad and mom, native builder Tony Morris, 78, and his spouse, Janet, might solely watch in horror because the drama unfolded.
The passengers who had simply alighted additionally sat aghast at what was unfolding earlier than their eyes.
The group then watched in disbelief as Andy climbed out, apparently unscathed, after crashing by the windscreen within the affect, which tore off the tail part and wrecked the rotor blade.
Mum Janet mentioned: “I used to be simply shouting, ‘Andy, get out, get out’.”
Dad Tony, a well-known native builder and proprietor of Tony…