Blimp crash: Wife hails hero husband

By Matt Jones
Updated November 5 2012 - 3:09pm, first published June 13 2011 - 12:52pm
Lyndy Nerandzic at the couple's Balgownie home. Photo: Dave Tease.

The wife of a Wollongong blimp pilot, who died saving three airship passengers in Germany, has said her husband was "larger than life" and "a character".Speaking to the Mercury today, Lyndy Nerandzic said she was not surprised to hear of husband Michael's heroic actions in the last minutes of his life."When they told me what he had done for the passengers, it didn't surprise me one little bit," she said."He was a character. He was larger than life. He was so, so generous."AFP reports Mr Nerandzic, 52, died when his aircraft, a Goodyear blimp, exploded and plummeted to earth in a fiery crash after he had taken his three passengers down to safety.

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