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Residents had ‘nothing to fear’ as stunt plane nose-dived over town

PUBLISHED: 15:13 11 June 2018 | UPDATED: 16:39 11 June 2018

Plane doing aerobatic stunts over Attleborough. Picture: Gavin Bickerton-Jones

Plane doing aerobatic stunts over Attleborough. Picture: Gavin Bickerton-Jones

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Residents had “nothing to fear” when a stunt plane was seen doing daring tricks over a Breckland town as part of wedding celebrations.

The stunt plane over Attleborough on Saturday <9/6/18> night. Picture: ARCHANTThe stunt plane over Attleborough on Saturday <9/6/18> night. Picture: ARCHANT

The display took place over land owned by Ian Walker, from Salter J and J farm, Attleborough. He said: “Everything was fine and under control.

“The display was over private open farmland so I don’t really see what all the fuss is about.”

The plane was seen nose-diving around Mill Lane on Saturday, June 9 at around 9.20pm.

Police received a number of phone calls about the amazing aerobatics with concerns that the plane was flying too close to the ground and that pyrotechnics were being used.

Although they were called police did not attend the display at the farm on Norwich Road.

Mr Walker added: “How people made out that the plane was 50ft from the floor, they must have awfully big shoes.

“I thought it was fantastic. It was the best aerobatic display that I have ever seen and I have seen several in my time.

“I know that a lot of people at Morley beer festival saw the display and thought it was a real spectacle.”

Many residents came out of their houses to watch the display before taking to Facebook to comment on the marvel.

One person commented: “It was absolutely amazing! What an incredible, talented pilot. It made me laugh that the police were called.”

Another said: “Visibility was very good. The pilot was a professional. No risk at all. It was a fantastic spectacle to watch and for free too.”

Many of those who wrote on Facebook were left scratching their heads as to why a stunt plane was flying over their town.

Residents were originally left debating whether it was a plane practicing for an upcoming air show or if it was in fact a model aeroplane.

Do you know more about this daring display? Contact marc.betts@archant.com

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