Christmas Day 2021 and just before many people were to sit down to have Christmas dinner the sound of a very low flying helicopter brought some people outside and to windows over Sale.

HM Coastguard over Sale: video by Darren Marsden

HM Coastguard helicopter came from nowhere at around 2.30pm and was seen flying very low around the Sale area.

The helicopter was low enough for residents to feel the downdraft from the huge rotor blades, it did two circles around two parts of Sale, one around the Eastway area and the other further east around Sale Moor.

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This was not the first time this transporter helicopter has been seen in Sale, a spokesperson told us a while back that it was all part of training and nothing suspicious was going on, we believe the same thing happened today.

For aviation fans this was a real treat and we hope you enjoy the footage,