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Blue Spitfire spotted over West Pinchbeck



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One of the most iconic aircraft of Second World War was seen flying over South Holland earlier today.

Anthony Helcoop was able to snap these pictures of a blue Spitfire as it soared in the skies over West Pinchbeck at around 11.55am.

The Spitfire PR MK XIX was built in Southampton and delivered to Central Photographic Reconnaissance at RAF Benson on January 13, 1945.

A blue spitfire travels over West Pinchbeck (56089045)
A blue spitfire travels over West Pinchbeck (56089045)

Mr Helcoop said: "I heard the sound coming in the distance and thought that could only be a Spitfire.

"Camera in hand and it was doing manoeuvres to the west of Six House Bank.

"It belongs to rolls Royce I think kept at East Midlands airport. It has a very interesting life and in 2013 while landing at East Midlands the undercarriage was retracted and it crashed into the airfield splintering it’s propeller.

"It’s great to see it doing what it’s known best for filling the blue sky with its blue colour. "

The plane returned to East Midlands at 12.15.

A blue spitfire travels over West Pinchbeck (56089050)
A blue spitfire travels over West Pinchbeck (56089050)
A blue spitfire travels over West Pinchbeck (56089053)
A blue spitfire travels over West Pinchbeck (56089053)
A blue spitfire travels over West Pinchbeck (56089064)
A blue spitfire travels over West Pinchbeck (56089064)


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