Sting in Cessna accident at Florence
Reported in several news services:
"Rock star Sting escaped injury when the small plane he was travelling in skidded off a runway while trying to land at Florence airport.
Sting, his friend and the two pilots were all unhurt, according to reports.
"The plane ended off the runway but Sting was not hurt and has left," a Florence airport official said. It is thought Sting and his friend left immediately after the incident for for his villa in the village of Figline Valdarno, just outside Florence.
The Cessna aircraft smashed through a fence after it skidded and eventually came to a stop 30 yards from the end of the runway. Flights from Florence were delayed for 45 minutes while the fire brigade removed the plane from the runway."
No mention of a "Police spokesman" though!
[This message has been edited by newswatcher (edited 01 May 2001).]