Planespotters disappointed today as some report Lancaster bomber flypast failed to materialise over Doncaster

Planespotters were disappointed today – with many reporting an expected Lancaster bomber flypast failed to materialise over Doncaster.

Monday, 16th May 2022, 12:18 pm

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) aircraft was expected by enthusiasts to pass over Hatfield, North Doncaster, close to a cluster of World War Two bomber bases.

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Enthusiasts posted messages on social media speculating over a fault leading to a cancellation, after reports the plane would fly over in memory of the famous Dambusters today, passing over just before 1pm. But the BBMF posted a message on its Facebook page on Friday evening stating no fly pasts were planned this weekend to commemorate the operation.

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Enthusiastics had expected to see a Lancaster bomber over Doncaster

They said the aircraft was flying over a commemorative event in Derbyshire this weekend, but it was entirely unrelated to the Dams operation.

The famous aircraft did take off from its base at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire at around 5pm on Sunday, but only flew close to its base.