Plane zigzags across Lancashire sky for five hours including over Preston, Blackburn, and Blackpool – Lancs Live

A plane from a Dutch aviation company has spent the day flying backwards and forwards across the Lancashire sky.

The aircraft, a Beechcraft 200 Super King Air, is owned by Zeusch Aviation in the Netherlands and could be seen criss-crossing over the county since setting off from Retford Gamston Airport in Nottinghamshire at 8.25am.

In total the plane was in the sky for five hours and 36 minutes before landing at Blackpool Airport at 3.02pm.

Before it got to Blackpool, it took a path south of Sheffield before looping towards the North West and over the likes of Liverpool and Manchester.

It then hit the skies over Lancashire, going back and forth across Skelmersdale, Ormskirk, Chorley, Leyland, Rossendale, Blackburn, Leyland, Penwortham, Preston, Kirkham, Lytham St Annes.

It ended in Blackpool where it landed.

It made the journey in an ever-increasing northern pattern, going from right to left and then left to right as it progressed up the county sky.

The aircraft made a loop and started to descend after flying across Preston and Penwortham, reducing in height as it flew across the Fylde coast.

Zeusch Aviation has been approached for comment on the purpose of the flight.

Its website says it “provides a wide variety of aerial support using our King Air aircraft”.

The Beechcraft 200 Super King Air is normally used for aerial surveillance, air ambulances, and flight inspection work.

Prior to today, the plane had flown from Bournmouth to Retford Gamston Airport on Tuesday in just one hour and 12 minutes.

On Monday, the plane took off from and landed at Retford Gamston Airport.

It was in the sky for five hours and five minutes having flown to the south east coast to do similar zig-zag patterns over the likes of Royal Tunbridge Wells, Folkestone, and Dover.

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