Hantsflyer27 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 65 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2197 times:
On thursday night (9-3-06) at approximatley 11.00pm, what appeared to be a twin prop plane, something like a Dash 8 or similar, maybe smaller (sorry was dark so couldn't identify) began a series of wide circles over the city of Southampton. It continued to do so for well over an hour keeping within the confines of the city.
I am curious to know whether anyone has any knowledge to its reason for keeping much of Southampton awake on an otherwise quiet night. Just curious really. Is it likely a training excercise, and if so, why over a city at night.
Britannia191a From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2185 times:
I suspect this could have been a police plane. I dont know if the have one down your way but we often have a Britten Norman twin prob flying for periods of time at one place obviously searching for a police related incident.