Enthusiast feared near miss in sky

AN AVIATION enthusiast believes a light aircraft and a police helicopter were moments away from smashing into each other over Claydon.Guy Vincent, of Thornhill Road, Claydon, said he saw the two aircrafts narrowly miss each other as they were flying over the Barham housing estate at about 4pm yesterday.

AN AVIATION enthusiast believes a light aircraft and a police helicopter were moments away from smashing into each other over Claydon.

Guy Vincent, of Thornhill Road, Claydon, said he saw the two aircraft narrowly miss each other as they were flying over the Barham housing estate at about 4pm yesterday.

Mr Vincent, 49, said: “The police helicopter had to do a very tight 's' figure to get round it. They were probably 200m apart.

“I was talking to someone outside my house when I saw it happen. I couldn't believe how close they got. I was very surprised. I know what I saw.”

A Suffolk Police spokesman said: “I have spoken to the air support team and they said the helicopter was in the Blakenham area but they were not aware of any near-misses.

“They said sometimes, when you look from the ground, if there are two aircraft in the same vicinity as each other, they can appear to be closer than they actually are.”

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