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Virgin Atlantic VS43 Flight Photos

I was about to go out looking for kestrels this afternoon when I spotted something rather more newsworthy. A Virgin Atlantic flight was circling very low over the fringes of Brighton at between 2,300ft and 5,300 ft (my source comes from FlightRadar24.com via the excellent Mark Jones).

The aircraft was circling for an hour or more due to a faulty landing gear and was running down (and off-loading?) fuel before making a return to Gatwick for what proved to be an expert emergency landing. Thankfully!

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Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.

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