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Last Updated: Thursday, 7 September 2006, 07:43 GMT 08:43 UK
Football boss 'jinxed by crash'
Mark (r) and Stan Devlin
Mr Devlin and his son are expected to make a full recovery
The chief executive of Swindon Town Football Club has spoken about surviving a plane crash with his 10-year-old son.

The accident happened as Mark and Stan Devlin were returning from the club's first game of the season last month.

Mr Devlin suffered back injuries - his son broke both legs when the plane came down on a Buckinghamshire golf course.

Mr Devlin said he was keen to get back to work, although he was concerned he might now be seen as a jinx.

Full recovery

"I'm frightened to go back near the place now because if I go there and we don't win a game, I'm going to be blamed, such is the superstition of football," he said.

Both father and son are expected to make a full recovery, as are the four other people who were on board with them.

Stan, whose return to school has been delayed, said the accident has not put him off air travel.

"I like flying, it's fun, but that wasn't too fun," he said.

The Cessna 310 aircraft came down in woods close to Denham Golf Course on 5 August.

The cause of the accident is being investigated.


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