Page last updated at 09:01 GMT, Thursday, 13 August 2009 10:01 UK

Pilot: Biggles tale saved me


A pilot whose light aircraft crashed into a tree on a Dundee golf course has attributed his lucky escape to his love of the "Biggles" adventure stories.

Vince Hagedorn's two-seater aeroplane struck the tree on the 15th hole at the city's Caird Park Golf Course, at around 1550 GMT on Wednesday, hitting the trunk at about 100ft up.

The pilot, who was the only person on board the plane, suffered a head wound and was rescued after about an hour by emergency personnel.


Story Tools


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2020 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific