Residents had ‘nothing to fear’ as stunt plane nose-dived over town
- Credit: Gavin Bickerton-Jones
Residents had 'nothing to fear' when a stunt plane was seen doing daring tricks over a Breckland town as part of wedding celebrations.
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.
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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.
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'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.
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