Gallery: Top gear stunt sees airship crash land near St Neots
TOP Gear presenter James May had a lucky escape when an airship he was travelling in crash landed in a field near St Neots on Tuesday evening (September 29). May, 46, had been taking part in a bizarre challenge for the BBC television show in which a carav
TOP Gear presenter James May had a lucky escape when an airship he was travelling in crash landed in a field near St Neots on Tuesday evening (September 29).
May, 46, had been taking part in a bizarre challenge for the BBC television show in which a caravan was attached to the bright orange airship and flown across Cambridgeshire.
It was supposed to land on a cricket pitch but strong winds blew it off course and it landed on its side in a farmer's field near the A428 in Eltisley.
Eyewitness Peter Clarke, 37, of Eltisley told the Daily Telegraph newspaper the airship was "a very strange sight".
He said: "I understand they were planning to land on the village cricket green in the middle of a match.
"All the cricketers were there dressed in their whites waiting for it to appear, but it started drifting off in the wrong direction."
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The stunt was believed to be the end of a race between James May in an airship and co-presenter Richard Hammond, 39, in a Lamborghini.
A spokeswoman for Top Gear said May was uninjured.