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Last ever British Airways 747 flight lands at St Athan Airfield

  The 747 was seen flying over Barry this morning. Credit: Pierre Codron

The last ever flight by a British Airways 747 landed at St Athan Airfield this morning.

It comes as the airline brought forward the retirement of its final two iconic aircraft, because of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the airline.

Two flights took of from Heathrow Airport just before 8:40am this morning, with one destined to the St Athan airfield and another to Kemble, near Cirencester.

Video: @CatherineMorr12 shared a video of the 747 flying over her garden near to St Athan Airfield

Credit: @CatherineMorr12

The jet will be eventually be broken down for spares at premises in St Athan.

The planes, which were launched in 1969 were larger than any existing airliners at the time, with a capacity of around 550 passengers.

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