UK Ministry of Defence have paid out more than a million pounds in the last three years for damage from low-flying aircraft:
One of the 200 claims was from a parrot owner who got £2,200 in compensation because his pet fell off its perch and died after being startled by an RAF Hercules.
Nearly £300 was paid to two therapy groups disturbed by the roar of fighter planes while £900 was claimed for damage to a child’s trampoline in Lancashire. . .
The parrot death follows a similar incident in which a low-flying plane caused another bird to fall off its perch and break both legs.
Its owner received compensation to cover vet bills including the cost of two splints. . .
Come back Monty Python, reality is overtaking your comedy.