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Military plane spotted flying over Norfolk was RAF Globemaster on exercise

PUBLISHED: 17:45 27 August 2020 | UPDATED: 10:29 28 August 2020

The aircraft from RAF Brize Norton seen circling over Norwich. Picture: Josh Knights

The aircraft from RAF Brize Norton seen circling over Norwich. Picture: Josh Knights

The large aircraft sparked speculation on social media after witnesses complained of the noise at around 4pm.

But the Ministry of Defence confirmed the plane was a Royal Air Force plane on essential training, having departed from Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

The Boeing Globemaster III had left the base at around 3pm and was spotted flying over Dereham and circling Norwich.


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