Transport Secretary Says New Firm Will Design, Build And Operate Varsity Line
Cambridgeshire: Sonic Boom
Cambridgeshire Police say a loud bang heard in the south of the county was caused by an aircraft.
It follows reports of a very loud bang in south Cambridgeshire this morning (Sunday).
Cambridgeshire Police said it was caused by one of two RAF jets that had been scrambled.
One of the jets created a 'sonic boom' when going supersonic.
There were reports people felt the ground shaking following the noise earlier.
One listener emailed Heart to say it was heard in Cambourne, Bassingbourn and Toft.
The noise was also reportedly heard in Cambridge and St Ives, as well as neighbouring Essex and Hertfordshire.
A sonic boom is the sound associated with the shockwaves created when an object travels through the air and breaks the sound barrier.
The noise contains large amounts of sound energy, meaning sonic booms are often mistaken for explosions.
The Ministry of Defence said it was caused when the jets were responding to another aircraft which lost communication.
A spokesman said the jets soon established "everything was fine'' with the aircraft.
South Cambs MP Heidi Allen wants to be Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.
Pair Bound And Locked Their Victims And Broke Teeth And A Toe During Burglary
Matthew Loder Jailed For 14 Years
Recently Played Tracks
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
What's happening on the roads where you are?
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart.
Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.