RAF Typhoon jets from Lincolnshire cause sonic boom over Yorkshire

Typhoon jets from RAF Coningsby have tonight (Monday) caused a sonic boom over Yorkshire.

Monday, 2nd May 2016, 11:28 pm
Updated Tuesday, 3rd May 2016, 12:59 am
A Typhoon F2 fighter jet from 29 Squadron ignites its afterburners whilst taking off from RAF Coningsby. Photo: SAC Ben Stevenson Copyright: Crown Copyright

The MOD have confirmed the aircraft were dispatched to intercept an ‘unresponsive aircraft’.

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

It is understood the fighter jets were scrambled to intercept a flight from Paris into Newcastle Airport after it lost contact.

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North Yorkshire Police also Tweeted to confirm the noise.

A message stated: “Confirmation from RAF that loud bangs heard across the county were sonic booms from RAF Typhoon jets. No cause for concern.”

Only last month, Typhoon jets from Coningsby caused a similar sonic boom over Northamptonshire - which was captured on this video.