Mystery surrounding low flying plane in Clarence Center solved

Posted at 8:04 AM, Feb 16, 2017

The mystery surrounding a low flying plane over Clarence Center Wednesday night has been solved.

A spokesperson for the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station tells 7 Eyewitness News the plane was one of its C-130 aircrafts taking part in a training mission, around 6:45 pm, Wednesday.

Several people contacted the 7 Eyewitness newsroom to report seeing an unfamiliar, low flying plane making a loud noise.

An air base spokesperson says the plane was flying an “approved low level route” when it experienced an engine malfunction. The malfunction required the crew to take the most direct route back to the air base, which was over Clarence Center.

Military planes are also required to stay well away from commercial flights in the area, which required the pilot of the C-130 to fly at a low level.