ANOTHER huge military plane was spotted flying low over Warrington this morning, Wednesday.

The Airbus A400M Atlas was visible and could be heard flying at low altitude over the town and surrounding areas at around 11.45am.

The Royal Air Force aircraft, which uses four propeller engines, took off from RAF Brize Norton near Oxford at around 10.45am, before flying north west over central Wales towards Wirral, according to FlightRadar24.

By around 11.45am, it began to fly east over southern St Helens heading towards Warrington at 1,600ft.

The plane flew over Runcorn at around 11.50am heading west towards Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

It did three more circles over St Helens, Warrington and Runcorn at low altitude before heading north at 12.15pm towards its end destination of Newcastle.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence confirmed that the A400M Atlas from RAF Brize Norton was completing routine essential operational training in the Liverpool area today.

“The aircraft was flown by No. 24 Squadron for training approaches at Liverpool John Lennon Airport,” they said.

On the seemingly increased frequency of military planes in the area of late, the spokesman said: “Civilian airports across the UK offer unusual airspace for our crews to train in to ensure we remain ready and able to deploy on global operations.”