Loud bang over London was sonic boom caused by fighter jets

epa06013454 Two Typhoon jets of the British Royal Air fly over during the military exercise Load Diffuser 2017 at the airbase of Papa, Hungary, 06 June 2017. Load Diffuser is a Hungarian Air Force- led, multinational flying exercise between NATO allies and partner nations. EPA/Boglarka Bodnar HUNGARY OUT

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A loud bang overheard in London early on Sunday morning was a sonic boom caused by Royal Air Force fighter jets, the Metropolitan Police and UK Ministry of Defence said.

The planes scrambled after an aircraft lost communications while in UK airspace.

The Ministry of Defence said the typhoon fighter jets originated from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire and were scrambled as part of the UK’s “Quick Reaction Alert” procedures.

“The aircraft was intercepted, and communications re-established. The Typhoons have now returned,” the Ministry of Defence tweeted.

 

Via Sky News

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