Nigel Farage, the former leader of the U.K. Independence Party, who is trying to unseat the speaker of the British House of Commons, survived a plane crash on the day Brits head to the polls.
Fortunately, both he and the pilot of the light aircraft only suffered minor injuries.
The irony couldn't have been thicker for Farage, with the plane crashing when the party's promotional banner got caught around the tailfin.
Farage is the MEP who famously launched a tirade against EU President Herman Van Rompuy, when he said he had "the charisma of a damp rag" and the "appearance of a low-grade bank clerk."
Watch him in action above (in parliament not the plane).
-- Luke Allnutt