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Mystery as a huge ‘HM Coastguard’ helicopter is seen at a low altitude over Sale

Sikorsky S-92A Helicopter: pic Darren Marsden

A Sikorsky S-92A helicopter was seen by many people over the Sale area flying only a couple of hundred feet at around 3.30pm this afternoon (22 December 2020).

The helicopter used mostly by the coastguard first took off from Caernarfon Airport flew a few loops over Manchester and was seen very low near the Bridgewater Canalin Sale.

Residents came out to have a look as the noise got louder from the hovering aircraft.

The helicopter mostly used for the coastguard can also be used as a transporter aircraft, and one version of this type of helicopter is for the military, it is not known if the aircraft ever landed.

A spokesperson for Vuelio said: ” the HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Caernarfon was out for routine training in the vicinity yesterday afternoon.”

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