Plane stunt investigated

A plane above the DW Stadium tows a banner which says Avram Grant - Millwall Legend

A plane above the DW Stadium tows a banner which says Avram Grant - Millwall Legend

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IT may have caused a few laughs at the time, but the Millwall fans who organised a special fly-by during Wigan’s game with West Ham could now find themselves in hot water.

The aircraft displayed the message: “Avram Grant – Millwall Legend” infuriating the 4,000 West Ham fans packed inside the ground.

Organised by supporters of their most fierce rivals, Millwall, it rubbed salt in the wounds of the Hammers who were relegated that day, going down 3-2 in the last minute.

It appeared just seconds after Conor Sammon had equalised for Latics and ruled West Ham to be mathematically unsafe.

However, the pilot who flew the plane over the DW Stadium could now find himself in trouble with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

It is to investigate to see if strict policies on flying aircrafts over built up areas and below 1,000ft were contravened.

A CAA spokesman confirmed: “The photos are being studied by the CAA.”

If the CAA deem that have been broken they will then launch an official investigation.

It follows a similar stunt played by Blackpool fans who flew a banner over Deepdale, the home of rivals Preston North End, saying “We are superior, love Blackpool FC.”