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Paul McCartney

Mayday! My Chopper

Almost CRASHED!

11/11/2012 5:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Sir Paul McCartney
barely escaped death when his helicopter reportedly almost crashed while trying to land in England.

It says Paul and wife Nancy Shevell (she almost died too) were being flown to their home in Sussex via helicopter back in May -- when the pilot became disoriented and came within two feet of striking a tree top -- according to the Daily Mail

The UK's Dept. of Transportation says the pilot lost control of the 9-seater bird while trying to land in the middle of an intense rain storm, and starting plunging towards the ground.

The D.O.T report says the pilot managed to pull the chopper up literally at the last second.  The pilot aborted the landing and flew the couple to a nearby airport in Kent.

A rep for Paul told the Daily Mail he was aware of the investigation and had no comment.

22 COMMENTS

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Meggie24    

Falling from 2ft above a treetop in a helicopter is not "almost dying" ... it's "almost broke an arm and got a few bruises". It wasn't a life or death experience - it was barely an experience. Way to write overexaggerated headlines though.

647 days ago
2.

w    

hmm, he resembles Barbara Bush a little, almost like she could be his sister, wonder if they share the same father....bad guy Paul

647 days ago
3.

bob    

Easy to loose control of a helicopter when its overloaded with cases and cases of Black hair dye.

647 days ago
4.

Fuck Celebrities    

I almost had brain damage reading this "story/non-event" but then remembered that TMZ articles are written by illiterate, uneducated morons.

647 days ago
5.

Ace    

I read the news today, oh boy, about a lucky man who made the grave, and though the news was rather sad, I just had to laugh.

647 days ago
6.

northern gypsy    

say's something about their transportation...had there been a major freeway...it would have been a option in a storm...

647 days ago
7.

Truth    

It wasn't too big of a deal or we would have heard about it back in May.

647 days ago
8.

melissa    

Uh, Paul McCartney DID die in a crash, just not this one and a very long time ago.

647 days ago
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Tesla_Consulting    

It's a sign. Mr. McCartney needs to learn how to fly.

646 days ago
10.

raddude62896    

he did not. where did u get that from?

646 days ago
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raddude62896    

why are they just now talking about this?

646 days ago
12.

Cheri    

No big loss, he has made it clear he hates America

646 days ago
13.

billybob    

That is why i cut the trees in my backyard...

646 days ago
14.

Bonnieb    

I'm glade Paul is ok

422 days ago

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