A HELICOPTER flew low over a Herefordshire town last week, as it surveyed the area for any potential problems with the electricity network.

The National Grid carried out the helicopter patrol around Ross-on-Wye to spot any issues or hazards with power lines.

Some people noticed the distinctive helicopter flying overhead, with Paddy Smith capturing an adorable video of his dog Noodles chasing the aircraft around near Chase Woods.


Tracy Clark also caught the helicopter on camera.

Flight Radar said that this particular helicopter was over Ross-on-Wye from around 9.45am to 11.45am on Friday, October 6.

It took off near Sellack and then flew over Ross-on-Wye and surrounding villages like Bridstow and Peterstow.

It was one of the National Grid's fleet of electricity helicopters, which are for maintaining and repairing networks, as well as being used during emergency and fault conditions.

The National Grid said that its crews do a vital job spotting potential network issues from the sky.