• Feb 15, 2009
A chopper carrying Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond had to make an emergency landing after a seagull flew into the rotor after takeoff. The incident took place in Auckland, New Zealand. where the pair are currently on tour with the Top Gear Live show. As photos published by London's Daily Mail show, the helicopter appeared none the worse for wear, save for a spot of gore left on one rotor following the whirlybird vs. seabird matchup. Similarly, there were no injuries to any of the chopper's occupants. According to the newspaper, Clarkson and Hammond shrugged things off, took some pictures and resumed their sightseeing. No harm, no fowl... Thanks fot the tip, Jeremy!

[Source: Daily Mail]



I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 19 Comments
      • 5 Years Ago
      **** top gear live. I want real top gear.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Squirrel attacked by Seagull...
        • 5 Years Ago
        You mean Hamster?
      • 5 Years Ago
      On a side note, i just saw tg live it was epic
      • 5 Years Ago
      "No harm, no fowl." LOL... good one.
      • 5 Years Ago
      As Drew Hastings would say, "It's the animal conspiracy! First the birds in New York, and now in New Zealand!"
        • 5 Years Ago
        "...and now in New Zealand!"

        Kiwi-land?!

        Let them eat Marmite!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        ... noooo, the bird was distracted/ attracted to Hammond's unusually white, glistening teeth.


        C: "Hammond, see what happens when you whiten your teeth..."

        H: "OH FOR GOD'S SAKE!!!"
      • 5 Years Ago
      Jeremy Clarkson in shorts...
      AHH!
      • 5 Years Ago
      If they check that bird's carcass I'll bet they find a tag that says "Property of Tesla".
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ok, that was funny!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Forget the invasion of Robots, FEAR THE BIRDS!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      TopGear = attention-prostitute central.
        • 5 Years Ago
        How are they attenton prostitutes? They were in a helicopter accident! It's not like someone purposely threw a bird at them so they could get on the news.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Stupid birds can't do anything right.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hammond's new hair doo is enough of a reason to take him out. Who does he think he is, Rod Stewart? He looks utterly foolish with that hair cut. I hope Jeremy mocks him every chance he gets.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It doesn't take foolish hair for Jeremy Clarkson to mock everyone all the time.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Glad to hear they survived. I've got tickets to see them in Hong Kong.
    • Load More Comments