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Originally posted by beegheel
Hi all...long time lurker, but frequent reader.
Just had a jet/commercial aircraft fly very low over a residential area, doing some really odd manoeuvres, and being a bit daft I popped off in the car to follow it as the plane kept banking and turning. I live within a mile of 2 nuclear power stations and the jet eventually turned and headed in their general direction. I managed to follow it for about 30 mins whilst it banked turned and did loads of very low level, banking/turning in circles manoevres and I fortunately managed to get a couple of decentish photos with my camera on full zoom, which I will try to upload as I would love someone to identify exactly what the aircraft was is.
Oddly enough, when I reached the end of the road next to the sea where the power station was, I was a bit surprised to be asked "are you following the jet too", by a bloke about the same age as me (40) and we chatted and I showed him my photo and we both discussed what it could have been doing. His suggestion was that it was an airliner dumping fuel and he prompted me to smell for jet fuel which I could'nt at the time smell. At this point the aircraft had banked off to the left and disappeared behind the 2nd power station...I have had the news switched on but nothing...
Anyone any ideas??
Originally posted by crimvelvet
reply to post by Legion2112
I am in the area of Fayettville NC (50 mi) and there has been a 4 prop BIG militart type plane(s) buzzing my farm for the last several days. Usually it is helicopters. I have never seen this type of plane before and I am outside most of the time.
So you live 50 miles from Ft Bragg, home of the 82nd Airborne, Delta Force, and Pope AFB, and you are wondering why you are seeing a C-130?