Public thanked by officers after Sheffield flypast

Date published: 22 February 2019 17:12
Dated: 22 February 2019 17:10:41

Officers have thanked the public after today’s US military flypast, which saw over ten thousand people descend on Endcliffe Park in Sheffield.  

The event had been organised by the BBC to mark 75 years since the Mi Amigo plane crash, which happened in the park on 22 February 1944, killing 10 people. 

A campaign for a flypast started after a chance meeting between BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker and Tony Foulds, who tends a memorial to the airmen.

Superintendent Paul McCurry said the event ran without incident: “With events like this, we have a responsibility to make sure people are safe and can enjoy the experience. We put a lot of careful planning into today along with Sheffield City Council and the BBC.

“Over ten thousand people attended the flypast this morning which ran smoothly and safely. I’d like to thank the public for their support in what was a unique and important tribute to those men who lost their lives in 1944.”

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