Tuesday, December 15, 2015

747 flyover called off due to weather

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A Boeing 747 was supposed to fly over Indianapolis Tuesday afternoon at a low altitude but weather got in the way.

Rolls-Royce and Raytheon had planned to fly into Indianapolis from the east side, through downtown, toward the southwest side of Indianapolis during the lunch hour Tuesday. They said they would be flying at minimum safe altitudes and cooperating with the FAA.

The original flight time was noon, but it was pushed back an hour because of weather.

Rolls-Royce said that as they entered Indianapolis they were told that Indianapolis’ cloud ceiling was too low to fly. The aircraft continued on to its destination in Tucson Arizona.

The flyover was planned so people could take a look at the Rolls-Royce powered “Flying Test Bed” plane they say is supported by Raytheon.

The companies got out the word in advance, they say, to make sure people knew what is happening so they weren’t concerned.

They had coordinated with local organizations and emergency response teams so they knew as well.

Earlier this year, Rolls-Royce celebrated 100 years in Indianapolis.

They also announced earlier this year a $600 million upgrade to their Indy plant.

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