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Was this plane carrying a T-Rex over Woodbridge?

PUBLISHED: 16:22 11 May 2017 | UPDATED: 17:14 11 May 2017

The Ilyushin Il-76 flying over Melton. Picturre: JERRY HOCKETT

The Ilyushin Il-76 flying over Melton. Picturre: JERRY HOCKETT

A Russian aircraft spotted in the Suffolk skies may have been used in the filming of a Hollywood movie.

Jerry Hockett photographed the Ilyushin Il-76, developed for the Volga-Dnepr cargo company, from his Melton garden.

Rumours suggest scenes for the latest instalment in the Jurassic Park franchise are being filmed at Rock Barracks military base, near Woodbridge.

According to Mr Hockett’s checks of an online air traffic radar, the Il-76 came in from East Midlands Airport at about 6.30pm on Tuesday. Before that, it had flown from Sabetta, in Russia, into East Midlands on May 7.

“I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time,” he said. “I heard an almighty racket and saw the plane going over. It did three circuits before landing.”

Mr Hockett also spotted that the Volga-Dnepr airline liveries had been removed from the plane, which was expected to leave for Stansted after its stop in Suffolk.

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