How Camilla dodged death twice in one day

Holly Hales
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, had two close calls in a helicopter in one day. Photo: Getty

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall came just seconds from an aviation disaster twice in the same day, it has been revealed.

The revelation follows the release of a new report which detailed how the helicopter Camilla was travelling in narrowly avoided a head-on collision in 2018.

On the day of the near-disaster last July, the duchess was travelling from Sandringham to her home in Wiltshire, south-west England.

In the first instance, the helicopter had to veer away to avoid mid-air collisions twice during a flight on the Queen’s Sikorsky S76.

Camilla’s aircraft reportedly came within nine seconds of getting in a head-on crash with another helicopter, carrying a group of parachuters, according to Mail on Sunday.

A little more than 45 minutes later, as the helicopter was preparing to land, it made another emergency move in order to avoid a glider, which was spotted at less than a kilometre away.

The shocking new revelations come with the release of the UK Aiprox Board reports, which saw an air traffic controller reveal the likelihood of a collision was ‘high’ in the series of near-misses.

Hours before her helicopter ride home, Camilla had spent the day with her husband Prince Charles at the Sandringham Flower Show.

The prince had decided to stay back in Norfolk for the afternoon while the duchess took flight from the grounds of Kate and William’s country home, Amner Hall.

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