BREAKING NEWS: Plane lands in Littlehampton’s river

A PLANE has this morning (Sunday, July 27) landed in the River Arun in Littlehampton.

Hundreds of people lined the banks of the river to watch as pilot John Russell landed his single-engine vehicle on the water.

Plane landing on the River Arun

Plane landing on the River Arun

It’s the first time in years that a plane has successfully landed in the Arun.

The stunt was all part of the Littlehampton Waterfront Festival which is continuing right throughout the day.

The event is showcasing the many groups and services who use the river from the Arun Youth Aqua Centre to town’s lifeboat station, run by the RNLI.

For a full report, plus a picture special, see next week’s Littlehampton Gazette.

For details about festival click here.