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.
Kind Regards, HF