The first aircraft ever to land at Manchester Airport has repeated history exactly 75 years later. The De Havilland Hornet Moth flew past the airport before recreating the historic landing.
The Hornet Moth that became the first plane to land at Manchester 'Ringway' Airport was not meant to stop there.
It was heading for Barton airfield - near where the Trafford Centre now stands - but couldn't land there because it was water-logged.
The same aircraft will mark the anniversary of that landing today by paying a return visit.
It is exactly 75 years since this De Havilland Hornet Moth landed at what was then known as Ringway Airport.
To mark the anniversary it will be making a return visit today. Airport bosses say the plane's marking Ringway's 'unofficial' birthday.