As it happened: Boeing 747 travels along the M5 and M6 on its final journey

The top deck of an iconic Boeing 747 travelled through the Black Country today via the M5 and M6. Yes, you read that right.

The plane at Junction 1 of the M5. Photo: @thedeck747
The plane at Junction 1 of the M5. Photo: @thedeck747

The plane was carried being carried from Gloucestershire to Greater Manchester, where it will be the centrepiece of a new tourist attraction that will include a flight simulator and Insta-worthy wedding venue.

Departing Kemble in the Cotswolds at around 9.30am, the 747 was expected to take around four-and-a-half to five hours to make the 150-mile journey.

Here's how the journey unfolded as it made its way from Gloucestershire up to the Black Country and Staffordshire.

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