What was the loud plane flying over Plymouth?

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A British military helicopter flew over Plymouth on Tuesday evening – and was very noisy.

The helicopter, which is designed to serve in battlefield public service, search and rescue and anti-surface warfare roles, took off from Somerset and flew over the Devon coast.

While flying over the Plympton area of ​​the city, residents said they could clearly increase the volume of the plane.

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A local told PlymouthLive: “Everything happening over Plympton right now is LOUD.”

Flight 24 radar shows the aircraft to be the Westland Wildcat AH1 with landing at the HMS Raleigh Royal Navy training facility at Torpoint in South East Cornwall just before 9pm.

The AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat (formerly known as Future Lynx and Lynx Wildcat) is a British military helicopter.

It is an upgraded version of the Westland Super Lynx designed for use in the battlefield utility, search and rescue and anti-surface warfare roles. In British service, common variants are operated by both the Royal Navy and the British Army, having replaced their predecessors Lynx Mk.7 / 8/9.

The AW159 has also been offered to several export customers and has been ordered by the Republic of Korea Navy and the Philippine Navy.

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