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Three military helicopters spotted over Northampton

Two Puma HC1 helicopters.

Two Puma HC1 helicopters.

Three military helicopters flew over Northampton this morning as part of a routine training exercise, a Ministry of Defence (MoD) spokesman has said.

A number of residents spotted the three Puma helicopters in the sky above Northampton shortly before 10am.

The Twitter account for Fast Finish Ltd, based in Northampton town centre, tweeted: “Anyone know why three military choppers were circling Northampton town centre a while ago?”

Northampton-based artist Adrian Teal also tweeted: “Three military choppers have just flown over my studio.”

A MoD spokesman said the helicopters, which are based at RAF Benson, south of Oxford, were on one of their regular training flights.

 

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