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Inquiry into airshow traffic jams

Crowd at Leuchars Airshow
More than 50,000 people visited Royal Air Force Leuchars Airshow

An internal inquiry has been launched into the traffic jams created by motorists trying to get to the Leuchars Airshow.

Fife Constabulary said more than 50,000 people descended on the annual airshow on Saturday, causing huge tailbacks.

The inquiry follows complaints from drivers who said they had to queue for hours before reaching the show late.

The police and airshow organisers said they hoped to prevent similar problems hitting next year's event.

More than 100 aircraft went on display at the RAF base in Fife for one of the largest airshows in the UK.

One of the highlights was the last flying Vulcan Bomber, which returned after failing to get off the ground at last year's event due to fog.

The Red Arrows were also joined by a Typhoon fighter, which will become a familiar sight when a squadron of them moves to Leuchars in late 2010.

The event, which was first held in 1945, is Scotland's biggest military airshow and this year included planes from seven countries across the world including Poland.



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