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Virgin plane circling Norwich was testing new equipment

Plane spotters in Norfolk were left wondering why a Virgin 747 aircraft was circling Norwich this morning.

The plane had taken off from Gatwick Airport around 11am and was circling Norwich around an hour later.

The Virgin 747 over Norwich Credit: Paul Fletcher

The plane also flew over the North Sea at a relatively low altitude of around 6,000 feet.

A spokesperson for Virgin Atlantic told ITV Anglia that the plane was on a scheduled test flight and they were testing out new equipment.