Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Miraculous Escape for Football Bosses; PILOT FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE AFTER PLANE CRASHES ON GOLF COURSE

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Miraculous Escape for Football Bosses; PILOT FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE AFTER PLANE CRASHES ON GOLF COURSE

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Byline: GEORGINA LITTLEJOHN

A FOOTBALL boss and his son were today recovering after escaping from a light aircraft crash.

Swindon Town chief executive Mark Devlin, 43, fractured both his shoulder blades and his 10-year-old son Stan broke his leg and ankle.

Three other passengers, including the club's sales director Mike Sullivan, 52, and former QPR chairman Bill Power, 53, also escaped with broken bones.

The pilot, 60-year-old Frank Kratky, was fighting for his life but today witnesses told how they were amazed anyone got out alive.

Roy Fuller, 39, ran to the scene after seeing the twin-engined Cessna 303 crash near the 13th green of Denham Golf Club in Buckinghamshire. He said: "It is unbelievable anyone got out of there alive. The plane is just a mess."

The aircraft had almost completedits journey from Teesside at the end of Swindon's first game of the season against Hartlepool on Saturday.

But as it made its approach to Denham Aerodrome, one of the sixseater plane's engines apparently failed. …

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