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

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

Plane doing aerobatic stunts over Attleborough. Picture: Gavin Bickerton-Jones - 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 stunt plane over Attleborough on Saturday <9/6/18> night. Picture: ARCHANT

The stunt plane over Attleborough on Saturday <9/6/18> night. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

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.

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

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