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Residents amazed as RAF plane flew low over Formby

Formby residents were wowed on Tuesday 4th April around 4:20pm in the afternoon, when a huge aircraft flew over our Bubble twice but, at a really low level.

This amazing photo was taken by Debbie Streeter in the squirrel reserve (National Trust) in Formby. Debbie said: "It came around twice and seemed to fly through the trees, it kept turning on one side then the other, I don't know anything about planes but, it was scary being under it!"

An RAF Spokesman confirmed: "This was an RAF Atlas A400M from RAF Brize Norton on a routine training sortie."

Hundreds of residents spoke to Formby Bubble saying how fantastic it was and they loved it! Here are a few comments...

Darryn Gaudie said: " I watched it bank hard over above Shorrocks Hill and Firwood, seriously impressive sight!"

Helen Noor-Amina Sahgal: "I was shocked when it came low over our house. We were awed."

Ian Jackson said: "That was the A400 that you all saw. Wish I'd seen it as well - not unusual to see transport types over the dunes. Herky's did practice na runs over Altcar camp a couple of times a year using NoE - Nap of the Earth tactics, that's about 50ft off the deck!!

Amanda Norton said: "I saw it when I was standing in Freshfield Road! It was amazing, so loud, big and low!"

Amazing photo by Debbie Streeter as it flew over Formby Pinewoods

Watch the video here, photo by Debbie Streeter, Video footage by Laura and second video by Samuel Brown....Enjoy!

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