Planespotters disappointed today as some report Lancaster bomber flypast failed to materialise over Doncaster
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The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) aircraft was expected by enthusiasts to pass over Hatfield, Doncaster, close to a cluster of World War Two bomber bases.
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.
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.