The accident happened during a filming of a stunt for Top Gear where James May was on board a camper van held up in the air by a blimp. According to the Daily Mail, strong winds blew the blimp off course and May ended up crashing in a farmer’s field.
The aftermath, as described by Top Gear:
“The good news is that our brave hero has emerged from the slightly scratched wreckage UNHARMED.
After PLUMMETING to the ground at a MASSIVE two miles an hour, May”s craft SLAMMED into a small bush and then just sort of STOPPED. Thankfully, trained rescue staff were on the scene in seconds to intercept James as he stepped out of the airship and were able to administer a much needed flask of TEA and some NICE BISCUITS.
May has since returned home for a SIT DOWN and some light piano practise, after which he is reported to be “very well, thank you for asking.“
– By: Omar Rana