Cornwall

Sea King helicoper moved into Falmouth maritime museum ahead of exhibition

A Sea King helicopter has been manoeuvred into the National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth with just a few feet of room to spare.

The helicopter, which is 70ft (21m) long, 16ft (5m) high, and weighs 6 tonnes, is part of the forthcoming Search & Rescue exhibition.

The Ministry of Defence has loaned the museum the Sea King as it is no longer in service.

It first flew in 1970, before serving in the Falklands and at RNAS Culdrose.

The Search and Rescue exhibition opens on 16 March.

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