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Airliner escorted by fighters over Leicestershire 08/08/13

Old 8th Aug 2013, 10:58
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Airliner escorted by fighters over Leicestershire 08/08/13

Hi,

Whilst travelling between sites with work today, around 9.20ish, I noticed an airliner (couldn't tell what type or operator) over Loughborough with what looked like 2 fighters off the port wing. Anyone know what this was all about?

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Old 8th Aug 2013, 11:00
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Disregard - should have searched first:

BA B787 UK Domestic 'tour' 08AUG
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Old 8th Aug 2013, 12:00
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Yup
BAW787 a Boeing 787-8 doing flypasts of EMA and Rolls-Royce Derby in company with the R-R spitfire (now repaired following its crash earlier this year) and the EMA based Jet Provost
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Old 8th Aug 2013, 14:20
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Was that the Spitfire which landed wheels up?
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Old 8th Aug 2013, 18:15
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The Spitfire didn't "crash" !

The pilot selected "gear-up" instead of "flaps-up" after landing.

Do'h !
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Old 9th Aug 2013, 12:38
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Never mind big eric, he is convinced it had a crash, nobody else does, but he is convinced he is right whatever his explanations.
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Old 9th Aug 2013, 20:05
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I think you two think I am someone else.

This was the first time (albeit in 3 topics at almost the same time) I've ever mentioned the Spitfire crash/accident/incident on here and I dont know who you are. I can guess who 'big eric' is and which company he runs and if he is that person then I've never even spoken to him in person let alone about this.
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