Pilot's prayers answered by Jesus sign
By staff writers ~May 21, 2008 10:05am
TWO men prayed for divine intervention when their microlight ran out of fuel mid-flight and received it when they landed safely next to a "Jesus is Lord" sign. New Zealand Pilot Owen Wilson told his passenger Grant Stubbs, a petrol station owner, to pray as they desperately tried to find a place to land, the Marlborough Express reported. Attempting to land in the hilly Pelorus Sound, at the top of the South Island, Mr Wilson guided the microlight down for a landing."When you're in a microlight if you crash, you usually die. I turned to O.B (Mr Wilson) and he said we had no fuel," Mr Stubbs said." I asked what we should do. He said: 'You just pray Grant."'
As the plane descended they saw they were about to land next to a sign reading: Jesus is Lord – The Bible. "When we saw that we started laughing," Mr Stubbs told the Marlborough Express. The men had landed at Tira Ora Lodge, which is run by a Christian couple, and were greeted by the property's animals including emus, goats, deer, wild horses and donkeys. Mr Stubbs said he saw the irony having 200,000 litres of petrol at his work but none with him in the sky.