The Hurricane aircraft is now safely on York Theatre Royal's roof - but it took two hours and a lot of effort.
It's there to mark Armed Forces Day, the 70th anniversary of the French Air Force's arrival in the city, and York's part in the Tour de France.
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Late outlook: Weather expected to stay dry overnight.
During the incident, one of the men then took of all his clothes which caused distress to other passengers.
Paul Chuckle has paid an emotional tribute to his brother Barry, who earlier this month died at the age of 73.