This is why a black helicopter has been flying over Buckshaw Village and Leyland today

A black helicopter has been spotted flying over Buckshaw Village and Leyland today (Sunday, February 21) - this is why...

Sunday, 21st February 2021, 12:13 pm
Updated Sunday, 21st February 2021, 3:24 pm

The helicopter was seen flying low over the rooftops of Leyland and Buckshaw and startled motorists driving along Wigan Road before landing at Charnock Farm.

The black chopper hovered just metres above the car park, attracting a crowd of spectators, before touching down at around 10.45am.

Moments later, a bride and groom stepped out whilst photographers began snapping pictures of the happy couple.

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The helicopter was seen flying low over the rooftops of Leyland and Buckshaw and startled motorists driving along Wigan Road before landing at Charnock Farm

But staff at Charnock Farm revealed that not everything is quite what what it seems.

The management team said the "newlyweds" had been flown in to pose for a photo shoot by Brides at Charnock Farm - an independent bridal boutique situated on-site.

"This was for the dress shop on site which is a separate business. Gemma from brides at Charnock Farm was promoting a style of new wedding dresses," said managers.

Bystanders watched the drama unfold as the "bride and groom", dressed to impress in their wedding outfits, were greeted with confetti and applause.

The black chopper hovered just metres above the car park, attracting a crowd of spectators, before touching down at around 10.45am

Charnock Farm is one of Lancashire's popular wedding venues and staff said couples will soon be able to arrive in style after a flight over the Red Rose county.

Moments later, a bride and groom stepped out of the helicopter whilst photographers began snapping pictures of the happy couple
The "newlyweds" are actually posing for a promotional photo shoot, to advertise the services of the helicopter-for-hire for a couple's 'Big Day'