The Sun – UK – ARMY chiefs were forced to abandon a £26million Apache helicopter after it broke down – on a school cricket pitch.
- ARMY chiefs were forced to abandon a £26million Apache helicopter after it broke down – on a school cricket pitch.
- The chopper was flown into Felsted school in Essex as part of a Help for Heroes fun dayBut when the pilot tried to take off the chopper failed to start – leaving it blocking the cricket-mad school’s crease.
- The school has been unable to use its cricket pitch while the helicopter has been parked there“The Joint Helicopter Command is working as hard as they can and there are plans in place to recover it with minimum disruption to the school.”
- An army spokesman said: ‘the aircraft cannot currently be moved but a plan is in place to recover it as soon as possible’The Army thanked the school for its understanding and patience and said the chopper posed no danger to the public.
- A spokesman said: “An Apache helicopter was in the grounds of Felsted School in North Essex on 18 May when it experienced a technical fault.