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Last Updated: Sunday, 3 September 2006, 09:19 GMT 10:19 UK
Air race defeated by bad weather
Thousands of plane enthusiasts were disappointed on Saturday after bad weather led to the cancellation of a Wiltshire show.

There was also a battle with massive congestion problems as thousands headed for the Red Bull Air Race at Longleat near Warminster.

An estimated 100,000 were trying to make their way to the annual event.

It was originally postponed for two hours before being cancelled. Organisers said refunds were available.

Spokeswoman for Red Bull Air Race Nina Darby said: "Unfortunately weather conditions meant it was not safe for the pilots to fly.

"They can usually fly in rain but it was high winds that grounded them on this occasion. We had various weather reports that winds were going to ease off so we held off for as long as we could but at 4.30pm we just had to call it off.

"There were three road accidents as well which wasn't helping the situation in terms of delays."




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