Beach-goers were treated to unusual scenes on Saunton Sands yesterday after a plane landed on the beach – and it is expected back again this afternoon.

A spokesman for RAF Brize Norton confirmed the C130J Hercules would be conducting beach landings on Saunton on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.

They could not confirm timings for security reasons but said it was routine training for the aircrew.

The Hercules touched down on the sand briefly yesterday before lifting straight back off again.

These photos were taken by Braunton photographer Adam Hobbs, and the video was captured by Braunton surfer Rachel Hoult.

The Hercules landing on Saunton Sands. Picture: Lynn BellThe Hercules landing on Saunton Sands. Picture: Lynn Bell

Did you get any photos or video of the Hercules landing? Send them to newsdesk@northdevongazette.co.uk and we’ll feature them here.

The C130J Hercules conducting a beach landing training exercise on Saunton Sands on Wednesday. Picture: Adam HobbsThe C130J Hercules conducting a beach landing training exercise on Saunton Sands on Wednesday. Picture: Adam Hobbs

The Hercules landing on Saunton Sands. Picture: Lynn BellThe Hercules landing on Saunton Sands. Picture: Lynn Bell