Prince William passes air crash escape test with flying colours

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London, January 29 (ANI): Prince William was successful in escaping an aircraft that crashed under water, as part of a drill in his training as a search and rescue pilot.

The Prince and other RAF students were supposed to get out from inside the simulator at the Offshore Survival Centre in Fleetwood, Lancs, and avoid drowning in the staged accident.

The aim of the drill was to acclimatize the trainees with the treacherous conditions they can face as RAF's Sea King Helicopter pilots on mercy missions out at sea.

The centre, part of Blackpool and The Fylde College, owns a flight simulator above a swimming pool which is used to provide survivor training to the armed forces, Merchant Navy and offshore industries.

A spokesman for the college revealed that the Prince had passed the test "with flying colours," reports the Telegraph.

Now, the Prince may continue his Search and Rescue training at RAF Valley in Anglesey, North Wales.

After completion of the course he will pilot the 10-ton Sea King, helping rescue stricken sailors and stranded mountain climbers.

Pauline Waterhouse, principal of Blackpool and The Fylde College, said: "It was a real honour for the College to welcome the Prince.

"I hope he found his time with us to be beneficial for his future career." (ANI)

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