A Norfolk valuer was left amazed after the steering wheel of a crashed plane sold for four figures at auction.

Christopher Woods, from James & Sons in Fakenham, sold the Yoke wheel of a Boeing B-50 Superfortress, which was saved from a crash site just outside Dunton Patch, for £2,100 back in February.

Mr Woods, who was in the room for the auction, said he couldn’t believe it: “I was amazed by how much it sold for.

“I did not expect it to make that much, and it is so nice when it goes above the expectation.”

Mr Woods said in January that he hoped the wheel would be sold to someone with a passion for aircraft memorabilia, and much to his relief, that wish came true.

The rare items continue at the Fakenham auctioneers, as they revealed they have come into possession of two ejector seats of another aircraft, which will also go under the hammer.