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Sheffield Incident

It happened just after 10pm on the night of 24th March 1997 over the Peak District moorland near Sheffield. The police received a lot of emergency calls from people saying that an aircraft had crashed. They had seen a very low-flying aircraft which disappeared over the mountains, followed by a flash and a loud explosion. The police, having had a number of calls of a downed aircraft, began a major search of the area. They called in a police helicopter and enlisted the help of the fire service and mountain rescue. A Sheffield hospital was put on stand-by to receive possible casualties from an air crash. The police contacted Air Traffic Control and the RAF and were told that no aircraft were reported missing and that no military aircraft were flying in the area. An RAF Sea King helicopter was also brought in to help with the search. A thorough search took place covering 40 square miles but nothing was found.
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