Tyne & Wear

Sunderland Airshow: Clouds ground some aerial displays

Lancaster Bomber and Spitfire at Sunderland Airshow Image copyright PA
Image caption The show opened on Friday evening with a fly-past which included a Lancaster Bomber and a Spitfire

Cloudy weather has grounded some of the aerial displays at the Sunderland International Airshow.

Now in its 29th year, the three-day event is thought to be the biggest free annual airshow in Europe, and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight has been cancelled, but organisers hope the Red Arrow display will go ahead.

Despite the weather, thousands have gathered at the Seaburn and Roker seafronts.

Image caption The RAF Typhoon team was able to take to the air

A member of the RAF Typhoon team tweeted: "Easily the most rewarding display we've done this year! @SunAirshow - thanks for staying around in the wind and rain to watch!"

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Image caption The Red Arrows took part on Friday night, and a further display is scheduled

Weather permitting, there will be further events on Sunday.

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