VIDEO: Lancaster Bomber soars over Doncaster - two weeks after planned flypast was axed

This is the stunning moment Doncaster was treated to a surprise flypast by the legendary Lancaster bomber - two weeks after a planned flight for the town's Armed Forces Day celebration had to be cancelled.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 10 July, 2017, 15:46

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight bomber was due to soar over the town centre on June 25 - but technical problems with the aircraft meant it was unable to carry out the flight.

But last Thursday, the aircraft, PA474, which is now back in the air, swooped over Doncaster Sheffield Airport - giving fans a surprise glimpse of the WW2 icon back in the skies.

The Lancaster flies over Doncaster once again. (Photo: Iain Dove).

Keen aviation enthusiast Iain Dove captured the video of the aircraft in action as part of a training sortie.

The aircraft flew over Doncaster at around 5pm - with many able to catch a glimpse as its distinctive engine noise rattled through the area.

Instead of the Lancaster, Doncaster was given a flight by the Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire instead.

The plane is based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire but had been undergoing a refit at RAF Duxford when it was grounded.

The Lancaster flies over Doncaster once again. (Photo: Iain Dove).

The flypast was part of a series of events to mark Armed Forces Day in Doncaster including a flypast by the Red Arrows and a military parade through the town centre.