Two more RAF Chinook helicopters spotted over Sheffield

Two huge military helicopters have been spotted over Sheffield this morning – hours after one of the aircraft was seen over the city yetserday evening.

Wednesday, 18th September 2019, 12:01 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th September 2019, 12:01 pm
A RAF Chinook performs during the the International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 21, 2019 in Fairford, England. The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is the world's largest military air show, held in support of The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)

Two Chinook helicopters – which are based at RAF Odiham in Hampshire – flew over parts of the city between 9.30am and 10am this morning.

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The huge machines can carry upto 55 troops and are recognisable by the distinctive ‘thud’ of their twin rotor blades.

The Star has contacted the RAF for more details of why the aircraft have been operating over the city.