Date: 25th March 2001

Mr Bean Star Saves Family From Plane Crash

British actor ROWAN ATKINSON saved a plane-load of passengers during a recent flight - after the pilot fainted.

The MR BEAN star was travelling from Mombasa to Nairobi in Kenya with his family, when the pilot fell unconscious.

At 4,877 metres (16,000 feet), the comedian stopped the plane diving toward the ground, despite having no knowledge of flying.

Rowan's wife SUNETRA frantically tried to wake the pilot by shaking him and throwing water over him while her husband took charge of the plane. Luckily for the family, the pilot regained consciousness after a few minutes and landed the plane safely. (ES/WNE/KW)

Source: WENN