BIG BANG STARTLES HUNDREDS OF SLEEPERS AT 4.20AM

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Hundreds of people in England reported being woken up by a big bang noise at about 4.20am this morning, with some saying their homes shook to the core.

With recent events in London it gave sleepers a large fright but it turned out it was a supersonic boom as two RAF Typhoons were deployed rapidly to the skies as an aircraft over England lost radio control.

An RAF spokesperson said: “Two Typhoon fighter aircraft from RAF Coningsby were scrambled at 0409 this morning as part of the UK’s Quick Reaction Alert procedures after an aircraft lost communications in UK airspace.

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“The aircraft was intercepted and its communications were subsequently re-established.”

They added the Typhoons returned to their base afterwards.

The Metropolitan Police said: “The loud bang heard throughout north London and surrounding areas was the result of a sonic boom from RAF planes.”


The Met stated that there was “no cause for concern”.

 





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