RAF plane spotted flying low over Cornwall leaving locals stunned | United Kingdom | New

The Airbus A400M plane was seen flying low on the Penhale Dunes at Perranporth, with locals taking photos and videos of the four-propeller carrier plane. The massive aircraft has a crew of three or four and can carry over 100 soldiers if configured as a troop transport or 37 tons of equipment if used as a cargo carrier. He left Brize Norton shortly before 5 p.m. Monday.

The plane was tracked straight to Newquay from the RAF base, according to the Flight Tracker app.

The carrier then flew over RAF St Mawgan near Newquay Airport, before hovering over the nearby Atlantic where it appeared to patrol the skies in even larger circles.

The plane, named Ascot 465, had been seen approaching to land in Cornwall, but did not end up making the move as it climbed back up and continued its maneuvers.

It made a final loop over the Atlantic before flying off to the Isles of Scilly.

The huge RAF plane turned around and came straight back to Brize Norton.

Samantha Jarman told Cornwall Live: ‘It almost extinguished the flames on our barbecue.

Stephen Lovell said: “The first pass was just above our house while the second pass it buzzed the tower.”

Martin Hore, who spotted the plane, commented: “There were two magpies on a wire in front of our house.

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“I don’t really have an interest in planes but we don’t fly them over and we thought that was weird.”

RAF Brize Norton in West Oxfordshire is the RAF’s largest station with approximately 5,800 service personnel, 1,200 contractors and 300 civilian employees.

It houses the air transport, aerial refueling and military parachuting of the RAF.

Aircraft operating from the base include the Lockheed C-130 Hercules, Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, Airbus A400M Atlas and Airbus Voyager.