Sonic Boom Felt Across Yorkshire

Houses shook in Yorkshire amid loud bangs as Typhoon jets were scrambled to an Air France passenger plane bound for Newcastle with a radio communication problem

The aircraft were launched from RAF Coningsby to identify an unresponsive civilian aircraft, the Ministry of Defence said.

People reported hearing what sounded like two loud explosions which were later confirmed to have been sonic booms.

Air France confirmed that the unresponsive plane had been one of their aircraft but it later landed safely guided by the Typhoon jets.

An RAF spokesman said:
"Quick reaction alert Typhoon aircraft were launched from RAF Coningsby to identify an unresponsive civilian aircraft. Communications were re-established and the aircraft has been safely landed.''

Air France tweeted from its official UK Twitter account that a radio communication problem caused the jets to scramble.

Air Fraqnce Sonic Boom Tweet


North Yorkshire Police earlier tweeted to reassure people there was no danger

 

 

sonic boom north yorkshire police tweet


One woman wrote: "house shook & whole street was out, car & house alarms gone off. Apparently was a sonic boom.''

Another said: "Those vibrations shook my house and scared me to death. #QRATYPHOON had me out of my bed.''

Last month, two bangs heard around Northampton and Brackley were caused by Typhoon jets which had been scrambled from an RAF base in Lincolnshire to identify an unresponsive aircraft.
 

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Simon Beale

1am - 4am

Email the show

Text 'HEART' to 82122

Simon Beale

On TV: 17 Sleeps Til Santa!

2am - 3am

Watch heart TV

  • John Lennon , Yoko Ono Happy Christmas (War Is Over)

    02:08

    iTunes

  • Mariah Carey All I Want For Christmas Is You

    02:04

    iTunes

  • Calvin Harris SUMMER

    01:56

    iTunes

  • Jason Derulo Want To Want Me

    01:53

    iTunes

Heart VIP

Local

Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Follow Heart on Twitter