The Duchess of Cornwall experienced two near misses while flying in a royal helicopter last year, a report by the UK Airprox Board has revealed. Camilla was travelling from Sandringham Flower Show to her house in Wiltshire on 25 July 2018 when she came close to disaster.
The first near collision occurred when Camilla’s royal Sikorsky S76 helicopter almost crashed into another aircraft, a De Havilland Canada DHC-6, carrying parachutists. According to the Daily Mail, the royal helicopter was within nine seconds of a head-on crash. The two aircrafts had been travelling at a collective speed of 265mph and risk of a collision had been high, an air traffic controller at RAF Marham, Norfolk said.