The British economy was forced to ditch in the North Sea, billions of pounds short of its destination platform.
The pilot, Gordon Brown claimed that he was responsible only for the flight during "good economic conditions" and that "global economic turbulence" is responsible for the current crash into the North Sea.
It is suspected that Mr Brown's helicopter was struck by a flock of shit, stirred up by his previous economic control of the craft resulting in economic engine failure followed by total meltdown.
Experts suspect that colossal amounts of debt had built up in the banks, leading to a lack of financial rotation in the pounds engine. Furthermore, it is suspected that Browns 'moral compass' may have failed, leaving him clueless at the controls.
A worker on the nearby oilrig claimed: "I heard a terrific argument between Brown and Alistair Darling, followed by terrific thumping and banging. Eventually it went quiet following the impact, with the exception of Gordon Brown blaming everyone else".
All sixty five million passengers are still stranded on the economic helicopter with little chance of recovery for some time yet! Pilot and co pilot, Brown and Darling respectively offered to give lengthy, reassuring speeches to calm the terrified passengers. Most of those present decided to take their chances and leapt into the freezing water.
"The helicopter was towing huge debts", claimed a passenger. "As soon as the 'shit hit the fan', we were done for! I was amazed at how the pilots maintained their state of denial, even as we went into freefall".
Both pilot Gordon Brown and co pilot, Alistair Darling were winched to safety immediately. Upon completion of a sumptuous buffet lunch followed by Brandy, they set out on the lecture and book signing circuit to rescue their reputations.
Finally, the Bank of England has stepped in to rescue the stranded passengers by printing more paper helicopters!