Crowds of people were left disappointed after a mix-up led to them missing a flypast by an RAF Typhoon over the Derwent Dam.
Spectators were initially informed a Lancaster Bomber, marking the 75th anniversary of the Dambusters raid, would not fly due to bad weather.
They were then told its replacement, a Typhoon, would also not fly, only for it to roar over minutes later.
The RAF has apologised to those who attended the event for the confusion.
Sqn Ldr Andy Millikin, the Officer Commanding the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, tweeted that the Lancaster, and later the Typhoon, could not make it to the dams due to poor weather.
However, not long after his post the Typhoon flew overhead as many people had already started leaving the Ladybower Reservoir area.
Sharon Fitton, who was one of many people who were annoyed about the mix-up, tweeted: "What a shame thousands of people waiting for hours to read flyby cancelled, yet Typhoon has just flown over all leaving spectators. Poor show RAF."
Stuart Needham added: "I've got some footage of me and my missus in the pub listening to the sound of a jet flying overhead after reading and being told by a copper it had been cancelled."
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Your information was clearly incorrect as a typhoon has flew past at 1244 and lots of people took your word for granted and left the dam before the fly past. Well done for disappointing 1000s
— Mellen* (@acerholli) May 16, 2018
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However, others defended the decision.
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Some of the replies to this tweet are horrendous. Some people need a reality check. Well done for getting in whoever was flying the Typhoon 👏🏻🇬🇧
— Neil Jackson (@NeilJackson10) May 16, 2018
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It is understood that the confusion arose when the pilot said he could not fly the proposed route due to low cloud.
However, he overcame the problem by flying in a different direction but this message was not passed on.
The flypast was to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force and 75th anniversary of the Dambusters raid by 617 Squadron.
The Lancaster was meant to leave RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire, and fly through the Derwent Valley over Chatsworth towards Rolls Royce in Derby and then Eyebrook Reservoir in Leicestershire.
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Oh no! We’re hearing that Tiny and T.I. got into an huge fight recently over his activism! Here’s all the EXCLUSIVE details!
It turns out Tameka “Tiny” Harris, 42, and T.I., 37, got into a big blowout after Tiny revealed that unlike T.I., she didn’t feel that Houston’s restaurant should be shut down after an incident in which a security guard had to allegedly practically drag an African American woman out of the bathroom. There’s been a lot of controversy over the unfortunate situation and many, including T.I. think race was a factor in the way the woman was treated. Tiny, however, doesn’t agree and although she thinks the way the woman was allegedly physically handled wasn’t right, she told TMZ she doesn’t believe race was an issue since the security guard was also African American. Her reaction caused a lot of friction with T.I. and the rapper feels offended that she didn’t back him or his movement to shut it down up.”He was pretty heated that she’d say that to the press,” a source close to T.I. and Tiny EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife. “He’s not telling her she can’t have her own opinion but when he’s out there trying to make a difference and get a movement going the last thing he needs is for his wife to be helping his enemies.”
Tiny’s known for speaking her mind about situations like these and although she most likely isn’t doing it to spite T.I., he didn’t feel too great when she didn’t agree with his actions and with two big personalities such as theirs, things seemed to get pretty heated. “A lot of people were talking about how she dissed him and he took it very personally and had a lot of words for Tiny,” the source continued. “Of course she had plenty to say back and it turned into an epic fight. Tip is so passionate about this cause, things can easily get intense. And Tiny is a firecracker, once she gets defensive she digs her heels in.”
It definitely sounds like their arguments are just as passionate as their love for each other and although they may have had a disagreement this time, we’re used to seeing them support each other whenever they get the chance if it’s something they both believe in. “Tiny’s usually his biggest supporter, but she’s also not about to be told what to do,” the source said. “She’s very much her own woman and will do and say what she wants. That’s one of the reasons T.I. loves her so much. It’s her spark and her fire that really keeps him hooked. But it can also be explosive, like it was this week.”
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Yikes! Whitney Houston’s cousin dissed Kanye West for using a photo of the late singer’s drug-covered bathroom for album artwork.
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“[She was] frantic. She sent me this picture from the album cover and I immediately got sick to my stomach because it took me right back to six years ago,” Elliot said about finding out about the cover. “I was actually in shock because I’m in the music business,” he continued, adding that he even worked with Kanye on a Keyshia Cole song.
“I’ve watched the train wreck happening, but I didn’t think he’d go this far in invading someone’s family privacy,” he added, referencing the “Famous” singer’s recent social media debacles. “To do something for a publicity stunt to sell records, it’s absolutely disgusting… It hurt my family and my daughter. It’s petty. It’s tacky.”
album 1 PUSHA T DAYTONA dropping 2mrw pic.twitter.com/M1UPvax5fa
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) May 24, 2018
Elliot also mentioned being confused as to why Kanye would do this since Houston “never did anything to him.” The husband of Kim Kardashian also allegedly didn’t reach out to Elliot before licensing the photo or after the news broke. “I just want him to tell me why he did it,” he said. “What is the creative side of this? What’s the point? It shows no creativity.”
Houston’s cousin said he wants Kanye to apologize to him, and also promise to change the cover art to something else. He’s also prepared for if or when the Yeezy designer gives him a call. “What were you thinking? Did you think this through? And if you did, why did you do this?” Elliot said about what he wants to tell Kanye. “Because you’re hurting people. It knocked the wind out of me last night. When someone passes, you try to mourn and move on and remember the good times… Why are you going to pay $85,000 to bring something to the forefront?”
I finally got my album art… #DAYTONA 5/25
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Houston was found dead in a bathtub in 2012 at The Beverly Hilton hotel. Her death was ruled an accidental drowning, with heart disease and cocaine use also to blame. Her Aug. 2012 autopsy found that she had marijuana, Xanax, Benadryl, and other medication in her system at the time of her passing.
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