Bravo to the crew and passengers of the Air Canada and Air New Zealand planes who helped in the rescue of a stranded yachtsman, Glenn Ey. When Ey’s mast snapped in stormy seas off the coast of Australia, the two planes , which were heading to Sydney, were asked to help spot him. Around seven passengers, who for some reason had binoculars with them, spied the distressed yacht. The Air Canada pilot swooped down to 5,000ft to check if Glenn Ey was OK before sending info to the rescue party.
Psst When Glenn Ey touched down on Terra Firma he thanked everyone profusely before adding “I’d like to go to a bakery and get a custard tart and a milkshake.”